RCMP warn of phone scam

The Revelstoke RCMP has issued a warning advising people of a phone scam, with the callers claiming to be from Revenue Canada.

The Revelstoke RCMP is warning of a phone scam where the caller purports to be from Revenue Canada.

The Revelstoke RCMP issued a warning advising people of a phone scam, with the callers claiming to be from Revenue Canada.

“We are fielding at least two to three calls a day with very upset people, mainly the elderly, who are being told they owe Revenue Canada money and that if they fail to pay, that the RCMP will be arresting them,” wrote Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a news release. “These phone calls have been occurring for several months and are not legitimate calls from Revenue Canada.”

The scam seems to originate from foreign countries but the RCMP have had little success identifying the perpetrators.

Revenue Canada is aware of the scam and doesn’t make calls like that, wrote Grabinsky. As well, the RCMP will not arrest you, even if you do owe taxes.

Grabinsky said anyone who receives such a call should just hang up the phone.

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