Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers is warning the public about CRA scams in the community.

“Once again its tax season and people across Chatham-Kent are receiving
the scam Canada Revenue phone calls,” Crime Stoppers officials said in media release.

“The callers often use threatening language or state the police are on the way to your home, in an effort to intimidate victims into complying with their demands.”

Crime Stoppers officials are reminding everyone that unknown phone calls to your home from the Canada Revenue Agency or any other group demanding money, have to be viewed as suspicious.

“Payments to legitimate government organizations or businesses are never made in the form of cash money transfers, prepaid visa cards or iTunes cards.”

Crime Stoppers officials say if you receive one of these calls don’t engage the person in conversation, hang up immediately.

“If you have concerns you can always contact the police or Crime Stoppers or ask someone you trust for advice. Don’t be a victim and lose your hard earned savings.”

If you have any information regarding this or any other crime call CRIME STOPPERS at 519-351-8477, or 1-800-222-8477, text CRIMES (274637) keyword CKCS, or visit www.crime-stoppers.on.ca and email your tip.

Crime Stoppers guarantees people’s anonymity, they never ask for your name or your phone number.

They pay cash for your tips.