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Monday, 23 February 2015
Public Advisory- Taxation Scam 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Advisory – Taxation Scam
Recently, the Winnipeg Police Service has seen an increase in the number of
fraud related reports, specifically those which involve a phone call from an
unknown individual indicating that taxes are owed.
The basic scam involves the suspect calling the victim and claiming to be an
associate with Taxation Canada and that a large sum of money is owed in
taxes. The victim is requested to make payment in the form of gift cards in
order to clear up the fictitious outstanding amount.
Members of the public
are encouraged not to engage these callers or send payment in this form.
The Commercial Crime Unit has been notified and encourages all members of the
public to discuss this scam with their elderly family members or those
individuals who they feel may be susceptible to this type of scam and/or
further information contact either: Constable
Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer