By Chris Doucette | Toronto Sun
It’s a shakedown that has cost Canadians millions of dollars in recent years.
And now Toronto Police are warning that the fraudsters behind the Canada Revenue Agency scam have upped the ante by using caller ID spoofing to impersonate cops.
It’s yet another intimidation tactic employed by these extortionists — whose bag of tricks includes threats of criminal charges, arrest and huge financial penalties — and cops say one woman was recently duped out of $1,000.
The victim came forward Tuesday to report receiving a phone call a day earlier from someone claiming to be from CRA.
“He advised her that she was being investigated in relation to her SIN number being used for fraudulent activity,” Det.-Const. Jason Muto, of the Fraud Unit, said.