Beware of phone scam

From the OPP

The Kenora OPP once again is warning the public and businesses about a phone scam where callers pretend to work for the Canada Revenue Agency and demand residents pay them in gift cards or send money.
The following are warning signs and tips:
•the CRA will never ask for personal information through an e-mail or text message, or by clicking on a link;
•the CRA does not make threatening phone calls; and
•the CRA will never request payment by pre-paid credit cards or iTunes gift cards, and they do not send e-mails containing details of a tax refund or Interac e-transfer payments.
The CRA advises Canadians to confirm the status of their tax accounts before taking any action that may be the result of pressure from suspicious calls or e-mails, and to verify the legitimacy of the communication by contacting the CRA directly at 1-800-959-828.