Its tax season and unfortunately that means tax scam season too.
The Barrie City Police have been bombarded by complaints from residents saying they are being threatened with arrest by people claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Constable Sarah Bamford says never give out your financial information over the phone and legitimate agencies won’t ever ask.
No legitimate organization is going to threaten you with arrest.
1.Government and Financial agencies will NEVER ask for your personal information over the phone or discuss monies owing.
2.NEVER send money to anyone you do not know.
3.DO NOT give out personal information.
4.ASK questions. Be prepared these people can become VERY rude. Do not be afraid to HANG UP!
5.CALL family BEFORE sending money to verify the story.