scam alert

More Gold River Residents are reporting receiving phone calls and emails from scammers lately.

Coast Capital Savings is warning of Phishing scams. If you receive a phone call or email from someone claiming to be from Coast Capital Savings, hang up the phone and/or do not click on the link in the email, however legitimate it may look. Coast Capital reports that it will never ask for personal information over the phone or in an email.  More information can be found here:  Coast Capital Savings Phishing Scam.

Gold River Residents are also receiving automated phone calls from someone claiming to be from Revenue Canada who says they suspect fraudulent activity. (How ironic is that?) Revenue Canada states that:

“These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. These are scams and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided.”

Revenue Canada will never send an email or a text asking for personal information, will never send a link to an external website or ask that a debt be paid by credit card.

To learn more about protecting yourself from a scam, identity theft, and what do you if you have fallen victim to a scam, please visit the following website:  Protect Yourself Against Fraud


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