CRA scam still making the rounds on the Saanich Peninsula

A Sidney resident is reminding people to be aware that the so-called CRA Scam is still out there.

SIDNEY — A Sidney resident is reminding people to be aware that the so-called CRA Scam is still out there.

Michelle Maxwell told the PNR she recently received a phone message where the caller identified themselves as an auditor for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). They threatened legal action. Maxwell said she noticed the number left by the caller was a 1-888 number — and not associated with the actual CRA. She reported the call to the RCMP.

People receiving calls like this are urged to call the police or report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.