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Tax scammers traced back to India – Scammers are stealing millions of dollars from Canada by claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency in telephone calls. We trace them back to call-centres in India and meet a former employee and local police who say the RCMP isn’t doing enough.

Tax scammers traced back to India - Scammers are stealing millions of dollars from Canada by claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency in telephone calls. We trace them back to call-centres in India and meet a former employee and local police who say the RCMP isn’t doing enough. 6

Tax scammers traced back to India – Scammers are stealing millions of dollars from Canada by claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency in telephone calls. We trace them back to call-centres in India and meet a former employee and local police who say the RCMP isn’t doing enough.



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  1. “Hey _?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_ department the reason of this message is to inform you that SSA department is filing lawsuit against you and arrest warrant has been released on your _?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_ legal enforcement action _?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_ Social Security number for fraudulent activities to get more information about this case file from federal database to speak with the office of the press one I _?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_?_ with the office or press one…”

    Voicemail transcription. I get like 3 of these a day in the US. I think they started texting too, with links that will forever stay blue.

  2. So I worked in Loss Prevention at a major bank in Canada. It sucks telling people that the “CRA” will not call you and threaten to issue a warrant for your arrest unless you pay them today in iTunes gift cards. I’ve spoken with numerous people who fall victim to this, buying thousands of dollars worth of gift cards. They will threaten you to stay on the phone while going to buy them, not to hang up, not to tell anyone especially your bank (ALL RED FLAGS). It’s heartbreaking… At that point all the bank can do is tell the customer to file a police report because it’s not “fraud” by the bank’s definition. You as a person may have been “fraud-ed”, but it is not “bank fraud”, as you literally went and punched in your pin number to make these purchases. Just a note for all my Canadian bretherin… If you get a voicemail from a “Constable Craig Williams”, but he has the thickest Indian accent I’ve heard (I’m also Indian too smh), that is a scammer, please disregard those calls. I promise there is no warrant out for your arrest.

  3. Reminds me of when Chris Hanson did this to Nigerian 419 scammers.

    It was more awkward than “To Catch A Predator”

    Dude has some balls on him, and legitimately broke down how the scams worked if you followed through. I’ll try to find a link. If was fascinating.

    https://youtu.be/hmVy1KH2xxQ

  4. Why not just make the phonelines to India one way? This would let companies still operate call centers there and family to call home, but would prevent scammers from calling to Canada.

  5. the RCMP can’t really do much about it. india is way out of their jurisdiction. what should happen is the crtc needs to force our telecom companies to fucking get their shit together.

  6. Honestly don’t understand how anyone falls for a random out of the blue number calling them and claiming they’re, well, ANYONE. This scam going on for the last few years here has really disappointed me in my fellow Canadians. Really? You think the CRA will let you pay them in gift cards? (There’s many more reasons it’s ridiculous and infuriating but that one just makes me roll my eyes). Come on people

  7. “Very convincing scam”, “the ultimate scam”

    Bro, it’s not convincing at all, they didn’t even hire a voice actor to do the original message.

  8. Hey, did any of you notice how this journalist got scammed?

    The first “insider” they had apparantly got roughed up, however he was smirking like a rat, had no visual blemished and conveniantly lost alot of his things. Which im sure the production reimbursed him for, probably at a high price. As the production company has some liability for their witness.

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    So all in all, they achieved nothing. Other then identifying that they live in india and make money… Think we all knew that.

  9. So we all know how those phone numbers on your caller ID are spoofed, right.

    I got one of those calls today and for the first time I noticed before the call even showed up, a system alert came up “CALL FORWARDING…” then I got a call. It seem they built it into a recent update.

  10. Its not hard. But its not easy.

    Find victim. Find where money went. Drop warrant on bank. Seize money. If money moved. Drop new warrant on new bank. Seize that money.

    Its not hard. These stop as soon as its not profitable.

    So seize their money n it stops.

  11. The Canadian government would take it seriously if India was stealing from important people, but since they’re just robbing the most vulnerable of us, the government ain’t gonna do shit.

  12. I’ve never heard it mentioned before in these kind of posts, but I think it’s interesting to think about how the British “scammed” India out of their entire country. That doesn’t of course excuse their current behaviour, but still, I think it just gives a slightly more nuanced perspective on it all.

  13. They just figured this out in late 2018? Check out a guy on YouTube called Hoax Hotel. He’s been messing with these scammers for years and has had conversations with a few of them that told him where they’re located and about the scams they run. Plus he’s a funny dude.

  14. Hey, wait a minute. So if someone impersonating the IRS or the CRA and threating arrest or imprisoment in exchange for money is extorsion, isn’t that what the IRS and the CRA are doing like everyday?

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