First it was the income tax email and immigration scams, now another one is using CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission). Many residents receiving calls from people claiming to be from the National Do Not Call List (DNCL).
These calls appear to be trying to get people to input personal information over the phone.
Like many phone scams these days, the NDCL scammer uses phone number ‘spoofing’ to make it appear as though the phone is coming from an NDCL operator. The fake operator tells the individual that their number on the DNCL is about to expire and they need to re-register by inputting personal information. It must be noted that any number on the DNCL stays there permanently unless there is a request by the individual to remove it. If you get such a call, you know what to do.
RCMP in Ontario released a statement about fraudulent calls being made in their name in order to commit computer related crimes. The callers demand access to the individual’s computer, something the RCMP never does.