May 22, 2015 – CBC News’ article ‘Tax phone scam prompts Calgary police warning’ warns residents of a new scam.

“Calgary police are warning people about a tax scam making the rounds in the city.

The culprits pose as employees of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or Citizenship and Immigration Canada , threatening jail or deportation if fictitious fees or over-due taxes are not paid.

“The victim is then directed to pay the purported fees through e-transfer, money wire transfer or the purchase of pre-paid gift cards, which they are directed to mail to a specific address,” police said in a release.

CRA officials say they are aware of the scam.”

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