Halton police are warning residents to beware of a Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) scam targeting newcomers in Halton.
“The Fraud Intake Unit is receiving calls from people who are being called by persons, usually male, who purport to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The caller will give a name and identification number to the caller and will demand information citing arrest by police and/or fines if the person does not comply.
The real CRA will not call you and ask for your Social Insurance Number (SIN); they have your SIN on your paperwork if they are legitimately working for the CRA. Never give up any personal information; including name, date of birth, address or banking information. Also, anyone who is asking you to pay your taxes using Gift Cards is committing a fraud; CRA will not ask you to pay your taxes in Gift Cards.
If you receive a suspicious call, contact the Halton Regional Police Service at 905-825-4777 or the Fraud Intake Unit at 905-825-4644. If you receive a call and know that it is a CRA fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre either online or at 1-888-495-8501 to report the information.” – Halton Regional Police Service