Police say Niagara residents should be reminded of an on-going tax scam.

A sample of the request:

Dear Taxpayer
Recalculation of your tax refund
Local Office No 3718
Tax Credit Officer: Barbara Hubert
Tax Refund ID Number: 681716203
Refund Amount: CAD 980.99
After the last calculation of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of CAD 980.99.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 9-12 business days in order to process it.

The NRPS is asking the public’s assistance in getting the word out about this scam to those in the community who may not be aware of the scam, especially elderly or vulnerable adults.

Before taking any action, contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly through one of their published numbers to confirm the legitimacy of the call.  For more information about CRA scams please visit the CRA websitehttp://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/scrty/frdprvntn/menu-eng.html

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