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Caledon OPP says Be Aware!

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Written by Patti Foley

Members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to notify the residents of Caledon to be cognizant of the various fraudulent activities that may be circulating in your area.

Firstly, if you receive any material delivered to your residence advertising the purchase of a transponder tag for your waste receptacle that claims to be a part of the Ontario Bin Transponder Initiative, be aware. The Region of Peel has informed residents that this initiative is not endorsed or required for your waste collection carts. Please do not provide any personal information online, over the telephone, and/or in person to anyone associated with this venture. If you have any question regarding requirements related to your waste collection services, please contact the Region of Peel at 905.791.7800.

Secondly, if you receive a telephone call from someone alleging to be an agent for the Canada Revenue Agency advising that you owe a specific amount of money and that payment can be made in the form of a money wire transfer, prepaid credit card, gift card, or any other means that would not require you to make a direct financial payment to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), do not do so. The CRA does not solicit payment for monies owed in this fashion. Do not provide any personal information or provide any form of payment to individuals purporting to be from the CRA in these circumstances.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre states that, “If you suspect you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.” They can be reached from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday at 1.888.495.8501.

Members of the Caledon Detachment of the OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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