The RCMP is out with a warning regarding fraudulent telephone calls that appear to be coming from them.
The callers impersonate a police officer and tell the victims that there is a large amount of money owning on their personal taxes and that an arrest warrant has been issued in their name.
The callers then demand that money be paid via a money transfer.
The fraudsters are using Caller ID spoofing, that makes it appear that the calls are coming from the RCMP.
Police say these scams are designed to create anxiety so that victims respond quickly and send money to fix the problem.
The RCMP wants you to know that they do not contact people via email or telephone regarding fines or taxes.
If you have received similar telephones calls or know of someone who has, please contact your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or through their online reporting tool.