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Advisory on Scam Telephone Calls

ADVISORY: SCAM PHONE CALLS

It has come to our notice that Indian citizens, especially students,  in Canada are being targetted by fake scam calls that threaten action by Canadian government for transgressions and demand immediate payment into unknown accounts. 


All Indians in Canada are hereby cautioned not to fall prey to these scams and never to reveal their personal and financial details on phone or make any transfer or payment of funds to such bank accounts, without first verifying the details and satisfying themselves of the genuineness of the other party. Please exercise extreme caution and verify the identity of persons making such requests before revealing any financial information or transferring funds to any account.


All such fake calls should either be immediately disconnected or ignored.  In case anyone has already fallen prey to such scams, the matter should immediately be reported to the nearest police station with all details.  


Ottawa

7-August-2020

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