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RCMP issue Revenue Canada email scam alert

Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk
March 13, 2014 - 5:05 PM

VERNON – Just when you thought it was safe to look at your email messages, the scam artists are back at it.

The Vernon RCMP have issued a scam alert.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says there is an email making the rounds that claims to be from Revenue Canada.

The email lures in it’s unsuspecting victim with the promise of a tax refund.

Even the officer in charge of the Armstrong RCMP detachment has received the fraudulent message.

“It just goes to show that everyone is a target to this type of deceit to get your personal information so they can relieve you of your money, or worse, your identity,” Molendyk says.

Several seniors in the Armstrong area have reported the bogus Revenue Canada emails to police.

Molendyk says they are reminding everyone not to respond to this type of solicitation.

If you get a suspicious email the police want to hear about it.

You can also call the National Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

Here's what the email looks like:

Image Credit: RCMP handout

To contact the reporter for this story, email chelston@infotelnews.ca or call 250-309-5230.

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