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Some Mississauga and also Brampton residents getting scams text claiming to be from the federal government

If you have actually gotten a questionable message recently, you’re suggested to ignore it.

Some homeowners are reporting that they have actually gotten a deceptive SMS message asserting to be from the Canadian government, with a link to confirm access to their online account.

The federal government has recognized these kinds of scams, which include text, telephone calls, email, mail, and also rip-offs related to pre paid cards, bitcoin, and also e-transfer settlement rip-offs.

” Many scams and frauds attempt to imitate government services in order to gain access to your personal and financial information,” the federal government warns.

For text, the federal government advises residents that it will never send you messages:

  • For personal information
  • To verify if your Social Insurance Number has been stolen
  • To receive a tax refund
  • To make a payment
  • To receive your Employment Insurance payment

Even more information on these scams as well as exactly how to avoid them is detailed on the federal government’s website.

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