'Tis the Season for Thieving!

North Vancouver

2017-11-23 06:12 PST

Dossier nº 2017-0

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

The busiest retail season of the year has already begun and with an increase in financial transactions comes an increase in opportunities for fraud artists. This year, keep your holiday shopping joyous by taking a few extra precautions.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Scams:

The North Vancouver RCMP have recently received several new reports of phone and e-mail scams where fraudsters represent themselves as CRA employees. Police report people are being called by someone claiming to be from the tax agency using coercive and threatening language. The victim is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation. In order for people to better protect themselves against becoming a victim of fraud with regard to income tax scams, either via telephone or e-mail, police recommend that people ask themselves the following questions:

White Rock RCMP responded to a report of a Canada Revenue Agency fraudulent phone call with a twist.

Shopping in person:

Shopping on-line:

Other tips:

This holiday season, be a Scrooge with your personal information. If, despite your best efforts, you feel you’ve been victimized by a scam or a fraud, you should report it immediately to the police service of jurisdiction in your area.

Diffusé par

Gend. Brett Cunningham

GRC de North Vancouver
nvan.rcmp.ca (anglais seulement)
147, 14e Rue E. North Vancouver, C.-B. V7L 2N4
Téléphone : 604-985-1311
Cellulaire : 604-754-7896

Courriel : brett.cunningham@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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