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Stop falling victim to fraud

Another person has fallen victim to a Canada Revenue Agency fraudulent phonecall just last week, in Chase.

On June 11, Chase RCMP received a report from a person who was made to believe they owed thousands in taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency.

The suspect threatened the person with arrest if they didn't pay the taxes immediately.

The fraudster then told the person to purchase iTunes cards to pay for their 'overdue' taxes, says Chase RCMP.

After purchasing approximately $3,000 in iTunes cards, the victim gave the card information to the suspect allowing the suspect to all the cash on the cards.  

In similar cases, the suspects are usually from overseas countries making it extremely difficult for police to locate the suspect or retrieve the money.

RCMP have received several similar reports of the Canada Revenue Agency Fraud over the past several weeks.

Police would like to remind the public that the Canada Revenue Agency does not take iTunes cards for payment and that police do not arrest people for overdue taxes. 

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