Sample complaints we have found for 800-959-8281

  • JMO
    Got a call from this number but was unable to answer...the name on my call display was GOC-GDC (GDC is the french version of 'govt of Canada').When I looked it up, the number came up as a safe place to call if you have rec'd a call from people claiming to be CRA because there is a scam where people have been ripped off for lots of money by so-called tax collectors. Now...three things make me suspicious that the criminals have just switched and are spoofing this number....1. I had about 15 calls a month or so ago from people claiming to be IRS and that they would call the police if I didn't pay up immediately (and what police would that be, miserable sir...State, Sheriff, FBI....or possibly RCMP since I am Canuck and not at all beholding to the IRS)2. I also had a call from the 'Solicitor General of Canada', which i did answer only to hear the tell-tale click, followed by a recorded message..'Stand By for an IMPORTANT message'. Yes the solicitor general robo calls!. The important message was that I had won something from a hotel chain. Yes of course the solicitor general has a second job.3. I don't owe the CRA any money or have any outstanding business with them. Moreover, I have given them my e-mail address and so they ought to send me an e-mail telling me to go to MyCRA and check for a message. I had no e-mail and no messages from them. It is also too early for their annual witch hunt to see if they can squeeze more money out of taxpayers. They won't start that for a while.So beware. Don't assume you really are talking to CRA when you answer this call. And don't give any info to them...at all.
  • Leo
    No one on the line.
  • CC
    When I answered, a man with a very strong accent told me there was a warrant out for me from CRA.  I told him that didn't seem likely but he assured me it was for past years.  When I asked to speak to a supervisor, he told me to wait on the line but then hung up.  The strange thing is that when I dialled the number back, it appeared to be the real CRA with listings like "choose 1 for ___" etc., except some of the wording seemed a little off.  That's when I decided to check online.  Thank you to those who posted previously as I feel better now.
  • rural person
    Received call on answering machine. Caller claimed to be  with "criminal investigations" He demanded a return call at 1-613-706-0541. He threatened that he would be unable to stop legal proceedings against me if I did not return his call.

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