Sooke Detachment received numerous calls today from local residents concerned about fraudulent calls from persons claiming to represent the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
The callers advise that there is a warrant out for the person answering and that if they arrange a money transfer right away they can clear it up. Often they request the money in bitcoin.
The CRA will not ask for immediate money transfers, do not ask for your personal information by phone, and do not deal in bitcoin.
If in doubt about something that seems like a telephone scam, please contact the RCMP. The number for the CRA are 1-866-809-6841 and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center is 1-888-495-8501.
Jeff McArthur, S/Sgt.
Sooke RCMP Detachment
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