Tax season brings tax scams to Kawartha Lakes

Just in time for you to file your taxes Kawartha Lakes Police say they are noticing an increase in the number of reported attempts to rip you off.

Police say in the last week alone, there have been three reported attempts by fraudsters posing as representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency, who have contacted area residents and attempted to convince them that Apple iTunes cards are a good way of paying off your taxes, which are reportedly in areers.

There have also been reports of fraudulent rental properties being posted on Kijiji and one report of a person who fell victim to the computer virus fraud according to police.

Kawartha Lakes Police is reminding residents to be extra vigilant when you receive unsolicited random telephone calls from people claiming to represent government agencies or companies.

Remember! Do not provide personal information over the telephone and always take the time to confirm that the caller is legitimate by obtaining a callback number and checking with authorities.

For more information on current and ongoing frauds, please visithttp://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm .

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