Friday, June 8, 2018

Esquimalt, BC – We’re warning the public as Esquimalt Division Patrol officers search for the suspect in a CRA scam fraud attempt, that saw the fraudster show up at a potential victim’s front door.

Officers were called to the 800-block of Dunsmuir Road in Esquimalt just after 11 a.m. this morning. The potential victim reported that after several days of CRA-scam telephone calls, a man showed up at her front door armed with handcuffs threatening to take her into custody if she did not hand over money immediately. The potential victim closed the door on the suspect and called 911. She was not physically injured.

The suspect is described as a tall slim Caucasian man in his 30s, with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue suit and was last seen in the 800-block of Dunsmuir road.

Canada Revenue Agency investigators will not attend your residence with handcuffs in hand and threaten to arrest you if you do not immediately pay them cash. If this man, or someone else making similar demands, attends your residence please close the door and call 911 immediately.

If you have had an encounter with this man, or have information about him please call (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.


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