Phone scam

Your caller identification (Caller ID) display normally indicates the phone number and name associated with the line used to call you. Unfortunately, fraudulent telemarketers may change the information that appears on the Caller ID display (a practice known as Caller ID spoofing) to misrepresent themselves and to trick someone into answering the call.

The Department of Justice is aware of “spoof” calls that appear to be originating from one of our offices but are fraudulent. The Department of Justice did not place these calls.

If you have received a suspicious phone call and wish to report it, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, the agency responsible for dealing with fraudulent calls of this nature.

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