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Tax Scam

Date Published: 2018-04-12

Each year taxpayers are targeted by fraudsters claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

In an attempt to get money or personal information from the taxpayer, the scam artist threatens and uses aggressive and forceful language in an attempt to scare someone into paying a fake debt. The fraudster requests immediate payment and threatens the taxpayer with court charges, jail or deportation.

Canada Immigration Arrest Fraud

Date Published: 2018-02-21

The Thunder Bay Police Service wants to reinforce with the public that caution should be taken with any type of incoming phone call that request personnel or banking information.

Multiple Fraud Related Charges Laid

Date Published: 2018-01-25

Thunder Bay Police have arrested a Thunder Bay resident on a number of Fraud related charges.

The TBPS Economic Crime Unit have completed investigating eleven complaints received since 2016 from various individuals who hired a handyman and prepaid for home renovations or items that were never delivered. 

Telemarketing Extortion Scams

Date Published: 2017-11-20

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received numerous complaints regarding telemarketing extortion scams, and would like remind citizens to be extra vigilant when receiving phone calls from anyone requesting payments.

Circulation of Counterfeit US Bills

Date Published: 2017-11-08

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received reports of counterfeit US currency circulating in the city.

In one such case, on the afternoon of Sunday Nov. 5, officers responded to a complaint of a resident attempting to purchase goods from a business with a suspicious US $20 bill. Upon further investigation officers confirmed the currency was counterfeit.

The investigation also revealed that similar counterfeit bills of various denominations could be circulating in the city. Police have since seized $20 and $50 bills confirmed to be counterfeit.

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