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Canada RCMP set to make major announcement in infamous CRA phone scam cyber fraud investigation

18:30  14 february  2020
18:30  14 february  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

'Head office' scam targeting Ottawa-area businesses

  'Head office' scam targeting Ottawa-area businesses 'Head office' scam targeting Ottawa-area businessesAccording to OPP, a scammer claiming to be from corporate head office calls a regional office and requests payment for a shipment of goods.

Following a CBC Marketplace investigation into CRA phone scams , the RCMP says it put greater pressure on Indian authorities where the scammers were found.

Fraud Investigations : Investigating Scams , Schemes, and Deception. Fraud can be committed through many methods, including mail, wire, phone , and internet fraud . A civil fraud typically involves the act of making a false representation of a fact susceptible of actual knowledge which is

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: RCMP Insp. Jim Ogden, one of the investigators who probed the so-called Canada Revenue Agency scam, will speak at Friday's press conference.© David Common/CBC RCMP Insp. Jim Ogden, one of the investigators who probed the so-called Canada Revenue Agency scam, will speak at Friday's press conference.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they are set to announce a "successful outcome" of the infamous CRA telephone scam that originates overseas and has taken aim at tens of thousands of Canadians.

Friday's announcement will be made at a press conference, which will be held in Milton, Ont., starting at 1:30 p.m. ET. The press conference will be broadcast live by CBC News.

Speakers at the press conference will include Supt. Peter Payne, director of financial crime, and Insp. Jim Ogden, officer in charge of GTA financial crime, the RCMP said in a media advisory.

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Police ID suspects in CRA phone scam . You've probably had the call: An automated message The scams can be hard to identify because fraudsters use spoofing software to make it seem like the Nearly a year after a CBC investigation into the CRA phone scam , the RCMP say its task force has

The CRA has warned Canadians to be aware of these scams and be vigilant when using tax “The scam is especially lucrative for those at the top,” reads the report. “One of the few kingpins to be Thakkar was swept up after a major raid that led to hundreds of arrests and prosecutions, after U.S

The scam involves harassing phone calls claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, with callers insisting the recipient owes taxes and must pay immediately or face arrest, imprisonment and salary garnishment.

More than 60,000 Canadians have complained of being contacted. Most who get the call identify it as fraud, and only a slim minority report being victimized, according to authorities. But in some cases those victims hand over life savings and even draw on lines of credit.

a sign on the side of a building: The scam involves harassing phone calls claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, with callers insisting the recipient owes taxes and must pay immediately or face arrest, imprisonment and salary garnishment.© CBC The scam involves harassing phone calls claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, with callers insisting the recipient owes taxes and must pay immediately or face arrest, imprisonment and salary garnishment.

Victims are often elderly or new Canadians who don't realize that federal tax authorities would never demand payment solicited by phone, or ask them to pay in difficult-to-trace Bitcoin or retail gift cards.

The RCMP investigation followed a CBC Marketplace investigation that revealed how and where many of the scammers were operating.

The CBC Marketplace investigation found that the scammers had Canadian accomplices ferrying the proceeds of the crime to bosses in India.

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NORTH PORT, Fla. — With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with nearly half of the major leagues managers Sunday and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs. "I hope that I made it extremely clear to them that retaliation in-game by throwing at a batter intentionally will not be tolerated, whether it's Houston or anybody else," Manfred said. "It's dangerous and it is not"I hope that I made it extremely clear to them that retaliation in-game by throwing at a batter intentionally will not be tolerated, whether it's Houston or anybody else," Manfred said. "It's dangerous and it is not helpful to the current situation.

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