RCMP in New Brunswick has continued to receive more than 50 complaints of a telephone scam where the callers claim to be Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) representatives.


The RCMP is asking anyone victimized by the scam, either by providing personal information or otherwise cooperating with the callers, to report the crime to their local police.

RCMP also said, anyone who has received a call but not been victimized does not need to call police, but can report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

In this scam, fraudsters call victims claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and demand money by claiming they owe the government overdue taxes. The callers are aggressive and often claim they will come to the victim's house and arrest them if the money is not paid. The callers speak with a foreign accent and insist the money be paid immediately either by credit card or via Western Union, said police.

According to police, some of the fraudsters are trying to seem legitimate by using a program that shows the CRA phone number on the victim's call display. For more information on this telephone scam, please see the news release issued by CRA in June 2015.