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By: Ronny 2018-11-02 13:50:40

Police raid Indian call-centres linked to 'CRA phone scam' that has victimized Canadians

According to recent CBC news,

Police have raided call centres in India linked to the so-called CRA scam, where Canadians received calls telling them they owed taxes - and must pay or be jailed.

Over the past two weeks, Indian police have been bursting into suspected illegal call centres, arresting everyone in sight and seizing troves of equipment used to carry out phone fraud aimed at foreigners. Hundreds of Canadians are among the victims of the so-called "CRA scam," and their combined losses — from just two of the raided offices — are likely to be at least in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

"This is just the beginning, says a police officer. "More illegal call centres are running in the city, which will be busted soon. We will be conducting more raids."

Police say they arrested 28 people in just one of their sweeps, including two seen as the kingpins of the operation. Most are in their twenties.

They are expected to face fraud-related charges, which could result in jail time.
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  • Anonymous avatar
    about 5 minutes ago

    Received text message saying I got tax refund, when I clicked on it it took me to a page to deposit the refund in my bank account, don’t think so!!!...

  • Annie avatar
    about 12 minutes ago

    Threatening female voice said I'd be cut off of Medicare unless I called them. Lowlife scum trying to scare old people

  • Tygerkat avatar
    about 13 minutes ago

    Anyone receiving a legitimate call from this number would have no reason to look it up - so why did you?

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