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Tax time is also scam time according to local RCMP

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February 07, 2017 - 12:08 PM

KAMLOOPS - RCMP are once again warning the public about scammers pretending to be from Canada Revenue Agency.

The public needs to be aware of a variety of potential scams, according to police. Threatening phone calls with claims of warrants, scammers posing as government employees and credit card fraud are all common says Cpl. Jodi Shelkie in a police press release.

“Tax time is almost upon us and now is the opportune time to talk to all family members about potential scams,”  Shelkie says. “Young or old, everyone needs to be educated about fraudsters.”

The Canadian Revenue Agency and credit card companies will never ask for payment to be wired or for money via prepaid credit cards or gift cards.

Police departments from around B.C. have warned consumers for years about this particular fraud.

If called by a scammer write down the number and call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

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