Callers have claimed to be from Canada Revenue Agency, Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada, and Passport Canada.

If you receive a suspicious call, hang up immediately and contact the local police. Please also report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501

You can also visit the RCMP Anti-Fraud Website to learn more about recent scams and fraud.

Some tips to protect yourself:

  • Always keep your access codes, passwords, and PINs secret
  • Protect your Social Insurance Number – do not provide it to anyone unless you are certain that they are entitled to know it
  • Shred unwanted documents before throwing them away
  • Be wary of links in your emails – do not click on a link that you think may be suspicious
  • Confirm the “From” address of an email you receive. It if looks suspicious, do not click any links
  • The CRA will not ask you to provide personal information by email