This old scam is back. In fact, it never went away; it just dies down between tax seasons.
KELOWNA – After she lost almost $3,000, a Kelowna woman is telling her story hoping to prevent others from being victimized by scammers.
The incident started with messages left on Catherine Paulger’s answering machine.
“I thought it had been a false call at the time and I wanted to call back and say that you [have] the wrong number,” she explains.
Paulger says the person on the other end of the line said they were from the Canada Revenue Agency.
“They said that we had owed $2,849 in outstanding taxes from the years 2008 to 2011, that we were in violation of four of the federal laws and that they were going to send our file out. [They said] that we were going to be arrested and taken into custody.”
She thought her taxes were squared away but despite several red flags, the threat of arrest was enough to scare…
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