Windsor Police Warn Of Phone Scam

Monday October 28th, 2013

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Windsor Police are warning of a phone scam where scammers pretend to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Police say they’ve been made aware of a number of these calls involving suspects impersonating a member of the Canada Revenue Agency in order to extract personal information from victims such as SIN number and Driver’s Licence number.

Windsor Police say the most recent incident occurred October 16th in which a victim was contacted by a suspect posing as a Canada Revenue Agency employee from Quebec. The suspect ordered the victim to make a payment of $750 otherwise they would go to jail. The victim was required to buy several gift cards to cover the apparent money outstanding. When the suspect requested the victim provide their SIN number, the victim realized it was a scam and contacted police.

Anyone that has fallen victim to this particular scam or has received a call relating to this scam is to contact the Windsor Police Financial Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700 ext.4330.

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