(Lanark County, ON) – Officers from Lanark County detachment of the OPP are warning the community of an ongoing scam where callers, identifying themselves as “Canada Revenue Agency”, seek to obtain money from victims.
The caller states that the victim owes the government money and that action will be taken unless a payment it is made immediately. The amounts demanded range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Lanark County OPP can confirm that government agencies DO NOT deal with any “owed monies” by phone call, or e mail contact.
Investigation has established that the calls originate from automated call centers.
Many members of our community have received these calls, including police officers and Revenue Canada employees.
For peace of mind and financial security, never provide personal, banking or Social Insurance Number information to any unsolicited calls.
Never agree to meet any caller or their “representative” anywhere. If you are directed to do so, immediately report the incident to police, who will want to make the meeting on your behalf.
HANG UP THE PHONE . HANG ON TO YOUR MONEY.
Provincial Constable David BIRD, Lanark County Detachment OPP.
(613) 267 2626 ext. 4456.