Scammers have taken telephone fraud to ‘next level,’ warn RCMP

NWT RCMP are urging residents to remain vigilant in light of an ongoing Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telephone scam that’s been taken to the “next level.” In July, according to a news release by RCMP on Monday, a victim was called by a fraudster pretending to be a representative from the CRA. The scammer accused...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at