Central Saanich Police made a release on Monday, revealing that yet another local has fallen prey to a common CRA scam.
“Sadly one of our community members fell victim to the CRA scam, which is most prevalent during tax season,” wrote police. “A resident received a phone call from an individual claiming to be a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency and demanded $500 in iTunes cards to be used to repay over-due taxes.”
This incident comes on the heels of a similar scam that cost a local man $11,000.
If you have received a call, email or another form of communication you believe to be fraudulent and have not given money, police recommend that you contact the Anti-Fraud Centre.
If you have given money and reside in Central Saanich, please call 250-652-4441 to make a report.
Police are asking the public to share this information with friends, family and loved ones to prevent victimization.