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Oceanside RCMP warning about tax scam

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Oceanside RCMP are warning people to be wary about a scam linked to tax season. In the past week, three Oceanside residents reported receiving fraudulent e-mail or phone calls from somebody claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). These fraudulent calls or e-mails say personal information is needed to either process a claim, or provide an extra refund.

According to the CRA, they do NOT do the following:

  • The CRA will not request personal information of any kind from a taxpayer by email.
  • The CRA will not divulge taxpayer information to another person, unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer.
  • The CRA will not leave any personal information on an answering machine.

More information can be found at www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ntcs/bwr-eng.html

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