RCMP issue warning

Frauds and scams are still out there over the holidays.

  • Dec. 23, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Residents of the Elk Valley are not the only ones trying to make a few extra dollars this holiday season. Frauds and scams that typically target everyone from your average consumer to large corporations are still out there over the holidays; some more then others.

What’s typically known as the “Car Wrapping Scam” seems to be making the rounds again in the western provinces; this is where an individual is asked to advertise for various companies by wrapping their car in logos or other company advertisements.

As we creep into tax season, anyone who is contacted by someone claiming to be from the CRA for the purpose of issuing a refund or collecting back taxes, should contact the CRA through their national phone number to verify and confirm the information.

For more information go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud website at Antifraudcentre.ca to learn about the most recent frauds and for tips on how to protect yourself.

 

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