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New scam warning from RCMP

Sunshine Coast RCMP are warning of another scam.

Police say an area resident recently gave out sensitive information, including her Social Insurance Number and a credit card number, when she was tricked by a e-mail claiming to be from a  “Government Gateway Account”.

The e-mail told her she needed to enter the information to collect a tax refund.

RCMP say they woman realized she’d been scammed when she learned from her accountant that her tax return hadn’t been filed.

Oceanside RCMP issued a similar warning of scams tied to tax season last week.

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RCMP say if you want to learn more about the latest frauds and protect yourself you should visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.phonebusters.com

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