We have received calls regarding yet another phone scam, this time for a Carbon Tax Rebate.
The scam itself is not new and has been around for at least a couple of years. The unknown caller will provide an abundance of “exciting” information that they claim will help save money regarding the carbon tax as well as some instant rebates. The caller will ask for utility account information to determine if you “qualify” and bank account information to “deposit” the rebates.
This is completely a SCAM. DO NOT give any information to the caller. Persons receiving these types of phone calls are encouraged to simply hang up and report the incident to the Canadian Ant-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.