‘Revenue Canada’ fraud alert

Area residents being phoned or e-mailed to pay or be fined, deported

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There have been a number of calls from the public about the “Revenue Canada” Fraud in the 100 Mile House and area in the last few days.

Consumers and businesses have received a notification by phone or e-mail that they owe “back taxes” as the result of an audit.

There are told a payment must be made immediately to avoid a fine, or the recipient is told there is an outstanding warrant that can be avoided if the payment is made promptly.

In many cases, individuals are told they will be deported if the taxes are not paid right away.

The 100 Mile House RCMP has previously broadcast that these types of phone calls are fraudulent and that members of the public who receive these calls should hang up and they should “not” provide any personal information over the phone.

Further Information can be found at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.