Fraudulent calls alert

There have been recent reports of fraudulent phone calls that appear to be from the Department of Justice. Using a spoofed Justice Canada phone number, the caller poses as a law enforcement officer from the Department of Justice and threatens the victim with arrest and bank account seizure if they do not immediately comply with the instructions. A second caller then contacts the victim, using a spoofed phone number of the local police service, to further threaten them. The Department of Justice did not place these calls.

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

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