A Fergus woman has fallen victim to the Canada Revenue Agency scam.
Wellington Provincial Police say the 37-year-old bought over $4,700 worth of gift cards, and then provided them, along with the activation codes – and to top things off, her social insurance number.
All because she got a phone call from someone, telling her she owned back taxes.
And Guelph Hydro is warning you to be aware of people claiming to represent local utilities, and contacting people across the province, trying to pull the same thing. They tell you that if you don’t pay, your power will be cut off.
They even provide a 1-800 number that is answered by someone claiming to be from “hydro”.
Don’t fall for it.
Before you lose your hydro service, you will get numerous phone calls and written warnings.
And Guelph Hydro doesn’t disconnect anyone, unless they are given 10 days written notice.
They also never ask for things like gift cards, bank account balances, or credit card info.