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RCMP say CRA scam still making rounds

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 19th, 2015

Nelson RCMP Detachment has recently received several complaints, from concerned residents, indicating that they have received phone calls from person(s) portraying themselves as being employees for the Canada Revenue Agency.

“The caller(s) advise that money is owed for taxes, demanding payment within 24 hours,” said Cst. Stathis Dimopoulos in a media release.

“The caller(s) further advise that failure to pay within the time period will result in arrest warrants being issued and subsequently executed by the local R.C.M.P.”

Dimopoulos said residents are reminded to use common sense and refrain from forwarding payment and or any personal information over the telephone to unknown persons.

The Canada Revenue Agency does not conduct business in this manner and the R.C.M.P is in no way associated to these callers. If in doubt, contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly or your local police department.

Victims of fraud are asked to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or For more information, visit

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