Telephone extortion scams are scams where fraudsters phone you claiming to be a representative from a police force or government agency such as Service Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Government of Canada, or Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The fraudsters call you claiming that your social insurance number (SIN) is linked to criminal activity and will then ask victims for personal information, and financial information, or ask victims to withdraw money from their bank account.
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During a CBSA/SIN scam, scammers may contact you by phone and claim to be a representative from a police force or government agency in an attempt to get you to provide them with your banking information and or personal information such as your social insurance number.
Which of the following statements is something that either a representative from a police force or government agency may do?
Call-spoofing is when scammers change the caller-ID display of the phone number they are using to make the scammer’s phone number seem recognizable and located in the area in which you live.