Residents of Akwesasne have been reporting that they are receiving phone calls from a person posing as an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency.
This is a well-known scam where the scammer on the line impersonates an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency and demands that a monetary penalty be immediately paid or the resident will face immediate arrest. The scammer will ask that the money either be transferred via the Western Union or other cheque cashing service.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is aware of the scam and it has been reported to the Canadian Anti Fraud Center and the Canada Revenue Agency.
Residents of Akwesasne are reminded to never give out any personal or banking information over the phone and not to transfer any monetary funds.
Residents should always contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281 if they receive a call asking them for personal information or saying they owe money.
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