Phone scam warning issued by Essex County OPP
Published Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:31PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:18PM EDT
ESSEX, Ont. -- A number of complaints have prompted a phone scam warning from Essex County OPP.
Police say the complaints by members of Essex County communities were once again related to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam.
Phone calls appearing to originate from legitimate numbers and recently including local police office numbers are being reported.
OPP are urging all residents to hang up the phone if they should receive a call from anyone claiming to be from the CRA threatening to arrest you.
Police say the fraudsters represent themselves as an agent of the CRA and ask residents to send them money and potentially obtain valuable personal information in the process.
The Canada Revenue Agency website will help in recognizing scams.