Smithers RCMP warn never to provide personal or banking over the phone or via email.

Smithers RCMP warn of tax scam

Smithers RCMP are warning the public to be vigilant of another Revenue Canada fraud.

  • Dec. 5, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Smithers RCMP are warning the public to be vigilant of another Revenue Canada fraud.

A number of citizens have received phone calls or emails from sources identifying themselves as Revenue Canada affiliates. The callers offer additional tax refunds for the 2015 year, or demand immediate payment of overdue taxes. These contacts are a scam; never provide any personal or banking information. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre advises consumers not to open unsolicited emails or when the sender is unknown. Spam and related violations can be reported to enforcement agencies through the Spam Reporting Centre fightspam.gc.ca.

Checkstops stop drunk drivers

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, the Smithers RCMP and West Pacific Region Traffic Services conducted several road blocks throughout the Bulkley Valley and Hazelton regions. As a result of these checks, officers impounded three vehicles for alcohol offences and one vehicle for stunting; located a male with an arrest warrant from Prince George; apprehended a driver who was prohibited from driving on a previous alcohol related offence; and handed out many violation tickets including for illegal modifications to vehicles.

The Smithers RCMP would like to remind citizens on the roads to drive with caution and to leave an adequate reactionary gap for adverse road and weather conditions. As we rapidly approach the holidays, a time of celebration, be sure to plan for a safe ride home from parties and gatherings (e.g. designated driver, taxi).

 

-Released by Smithers RCMP

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