Area residents have been receiving phone calls from persons claiming to be employees from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Some of these fraudulent communications involve threatening or coercive language to scare people into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Others involve requesting personal information from the victim, insisting it is needed so that the victim can receive a refund.  Please be vigilant if you receive one of these calls. Do not provide your personal information to an unknown caller.  Contact the CRA directly at 1-800-663-9334 if you have any concerns. For more information on How To Recognize a Scam and How To Protect Yourself, go to the following link:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fraudprevention/