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Resident scammed of $20,000

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Sarnians continue to be duped by the CRA scam.

City police recently took a report from a resident who was called by someone claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.

The victim was told more than $2,000 were owed in back taxes, and if the resident didn’t pay up an arrest warrant would be issued and fines of up to $90,000 imposed.

The frightened victim began paying the scam artist via money order in increments of $2,000. But the time city police were informed the victim had sent $20,000 to an address in the U.S.

If you get such a call, hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

If you want to confirm the authenticity of a CRA telephone number, call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 (for individuals) or 1-800-959-5525 (for businesses).

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