Fraud Alert Centre

Fraud Alert Centre

Welcome to the Fraud Alert Centre

The Fraud Alert Centre is designed to inform our members of the known threats to their financial safety. To better protect yourself against these threats, visit the Preventing Fraud and Protect Your information sections to learn more. For a complete listing of all identified threats, please visit the National Anti-Fraud website.

If you suspect a communication (mail, email, phone call, text mesage, tweet, etc..) claiming to be from East Coast Credit Union to be fraudulent, please contact us immediately. Never click or follow instruction from the communication in question.

Urgent Fraud Alerts

Beware of scammers impersonating the Canada Revenue Agency
The RCMP and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are warning Canadians about an ongoing scam in which taxpayers across the country receive phone calls or emails from individuals impersonating CRA employees. These people are scammers.

The scammers tell taxpayer that they either owe money to the CRA or have a tax refund. Taxpayers are threatened with arrest or jail time if they do not take immediate action and provide money or personal or financial information.

Quick facts

  • The RCMP plays a crucial role in educating the public about scams, and has a number of programs in place to track fraud, including one run by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC).
  • The CAFC monitors all types of scams, and warns Canadians to be on the lookout for scammers during the upcoming tax season.
  • The RCMP also works closely with the CRA to raise awareness about tax-related scams.
  • When CRA employees call taxpayers, they follow established procedures to ensure personal information is protected.
  • To confirm the authenticity of a call, contact the CRA by using its official telephone number for individual tax enquiries: 1-800-959-8281.
  • You can also verify your individual tax account through a secure CRA portal: My Account.

If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information in error, contact your local police service and your financial institution.

 

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