I live in Canada and received a pre-recorded call/message on the 9 September 2017 at 9:21 am local time. I answered the call/message from a toll-free telephone number 1(844)305-2670. I did not record the call. As I listened to the message, the call was from an aggressive individual impersonating a CRA officer claiming he was 'Officer Greg Williams'. The caller had an East Indian accent, he left me a threatening message on my cellphone saying not to ignore this call as it was an urgent matter. Telling me or my lawyer to call immediately. Recording also said not to take the call lightly, that it is a serious matter and if they do not hear from me, legal action would be taken. The caller said “...call immediately, get a lawyer, if you don't call, all I can say is good luck" and then he hung up ending the message.
If the call was from a legitimate CRA representative, it would have been more professional. Take a moment and think about the call or the message that I received. If you owed taxes, the CRA would not send the police. You can log into your CRA account to verify, once logged into your account you would be able see online if there is an alert message notifying you of any changes in your particular tax situation.
I researched the telephone number on the Internet and every website I went to, I read the information available at the time. There were numerous 'Red Flags' indicating to me that the call or message was 'Dangerous' and most likely from a scammer. I totally believe the call made from 1(844)305-2670 is a total scam.
I would highly recommend that you or anyone receiving any calls from this telephone number to do the following:
Do not answer the call (record the message)
Do not share any personal info with these scammers;
Block the number as soon as possible; and
Report the call to the proper agencies or authorities in your country.
Check out the website WHO CALLED ME (https://who-calledme.com/Number/844-305-2670) for comments left by other people receiving these calls from (844)305-2670. These messages say the the same thing and that it should be reported immediately.
From the KEEGANCALL website (http://keegancall.info/phone-number/8443052670/)
“You may get a call from (844)305-2670. The number (844)305-2670, 8443052670 or 844-305-2670 is in Unknown Area. The area code of (844)305-2670 is 844. The caller of the phone number (844)305-2670 is not untrusted one. He or she made the phone call for various negative purposes. This phone number has got 10 ratings in the website Bing and the phone number is used for 9x Telemarketer and 1x Call Center. Many phone receivers enlisted the phone number for harassing them. Due to telemarketing and call center, if you like to block the phone number, then you can block but it is not necessary to block the phone number. It is not proved yet that the caller has used the phone number for scamming or any other bad purposes.”
Receiving unwanted or harassing calls from (844) 305-2670? Report It! You can also add your number to the National DO Not Call Registry by visiting their website or calling (888) 382-1222, but many people have complained about it not being effective. If there is something requiring an immediate attention, please contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911.
Click inks below for the US, UK and Canada the DO Not Call Registry:
USA DNC list website (http://www.donotcall.gov/)
UK DNC list website (http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html)
Canada DNC list website (https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/)
In Canada in can report scams or fraud through these agencies
RCMP Fraud - http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/rep-sig-eng.htm
OPP Fraud Squad, call 1-888-495-8501
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) - http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm
Consumer Information - http://www.consumerinformation.ca/eic/site/032.nsf/eng/00044.html
In Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/report-scam-or-fraud
If you have received any phone call such as this one, are you ready to stop telemarketing calls like the phone calls and messages from 1(844)305-2670? Click the URL link below to get more information on how to handle these types of calls and messages.
Here is one complaint about the scam as reported by Ned and posted on the website Stopting
An interesting read for what he went through.
I hope this was informative for anyone dealing with potential scammers.
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