Protect yourself and don’t be a victim. That advice courtesy of the Canadian Revenue Agency and police.
Thousands of people continue to receive aggressive phone calls from someone claiming to be from the CRA, demanding payment in iTunes cards to clear their overdue tax amounts.
Toronto police have issued their own public safety alert about the increase in calls.
The CRA will never contact you via email, text or phone and demand personal information, and the agency will never ask for payment in the form of iTunes, pre-paid credit cards, or other gift cards.
Police are also assuring people no one will contact you to advise that a warrant is out for your arrest due to non-payment.
If you are contacted, you should notify police, CRA, or Crime Stoppers.
— CanadaRevenueAgency (@CanRevAgency) July 14, 2016
— CanadaRevenueAgency (@CanRevAgency) July 13, 2016