The likelihood is, if you're reading this and you live in Canada, you've been called by one of these scammers trying to intimidate you into paying tax debt or to convince you that you need to pay more taxes.\nWhile many of may think, "How stupid do you have to be to fall for this kind of a scam?!"\nBut imagine getting a call like that if English is not your first language. Or perhaps if you do have real tax debt weighing on your conscience and you're already afraid that you've done something wrong.\nWhen imagining myself in those shoes, I can easily see how someone could be scared into giving money to these scammers in an attempt to lawfully abide by Canadian tax law.\nREAD ALSO: Canadian Doctors Warning Of World's Deadliest Mushroom Spreading In Canada\nTL;DR The RCMP is warning of an ongoing telemarketing scam targeting Canadians. Call centres in India are attempting to intimidate people in Canada by pretending to be the Canada Revenue Agency and subsequently demanding the payment of tax debt.\nMars, le mois de la prévention de la #fraude vise à rappeler que les fraudeurs font preuve d’une grande habileté et usent d’une variété de stratagèmes pour manipuler leurs victimes. Être vigilant, c'est payant!En savoir + : https://t.co/qfEaWvhlPU pic.twitter.com/Rl2jbkhKYd\n— Police Montréal (@SPVM) March 1, 2019\nThe RCMP in conjunction with the GTA Financial Crime Section and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre are currently warning Canadians about the ongoing CRA tax scam that attempts to take advantage of Canadians via phone calls.\nThe following information comes from the recent Media Advisory released by the RCMP, linked above.\nView this post on Instagram Looking forward to connect, present and share with the instagram community. Presenting the Call Centre at Guntapalli , Vijayawada, our first step towards building an Interactive govt-citizen relationship for a better Andhra Pradesh. #AndhraPradesh #CallCentre #GoAP A post shared by Nara Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn.official) on Apr 21, 2017 at 6:09am PDT\nAccording to the RCMP, they are in the process of trying to "dismantle the illegal call centre network in India."\nThe call centres are responsible for intimidating Canadians via phone calls in relation to owed taxes or tax debt.\nThe RCMP has already taken down "approximately 40 call centres" and they have arrested "over 60 individuals" between September 2018 and January 2019. These individuals will now face prosecution in India.\nView this post on Instagram A charming woman is a busy woman. A post shared by Canada Revenue Agency 🇨🇦 (@canrevagency) on Dec 15, 2018 at 8:17am PST\nHowever, the RCMP is still working to locate other illegal call centres to "dismantle and disrupt" the mass-marketing scheme that continues to attempt to take advantage of Canadians.\nApparently, the call centres are operating out of multiple locations throughout India, creating a large organized crime group participating in these scams.\nThe RCMP is also asking Canadians to assist in their investigation by providing tips and information on people responsible for the CRA scam, both in Canada and abroad.\n@rcmpgrcpoliceembedded via\nThey also remind Canadians on their site that the CRA will never call you to threaten you to pay your tax debts, nor will they call, leave a voicemail or send you texts or e-mails that they have a warrant for your arrest.\nThe CRA will never request that you pay tax debt via gift cards cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.\nYou will not be deported if you do not pay a tax debt and if you suspect that you are on the phone with a scammer, hang up and report the suspected fraud.\nTo report a suspected scam or if you have other information relating to this scam the RCMP requests that you report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.\nThe Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre can be reached via their website www.antifraudcentre.ca or via phone at 1-800-495-8501.\nAlso, the Canada Revenue Agency has a lot of information on their site to help you distinguish when you've been contacted by a scammer.\nOn their site, they lay out that the CRA may actually contact you by phone, but they will verify your identity by confirming your personal information and asking for information about your account that (hopefully) only you have the access to.