Local Mounties warn residents of tax scam
The Comox Valley RCMP wish let the public know of a scam that is occurring in the Comox Valley at this time. This scam started occurring approximately 2 months ago and police have received hundreds of calls from concerned citizens worried that the police are coming to arrest them.
The caller identifies themselves as agents for the Canadian revenue service and they advised the victim that they are in arrears and owe tax money. They go on to tell them that if they don’t pay up the police will be coming to arrest them.
People can rest assured that that is not the process that the Canadian revenue service or police operate under. If the Canada Revenue Agency wants to contact you they will generally send a letter through secure mail.
If you do receive one of these calls let the caller know that you will check into this matter with the Canadian Revenue Agency. You can also contact the Anti- Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
(COMOX VALLEY RCMP)