Beware of CBSA Scammers Posing as Employees

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is currently under a lot of pressure to work harder at the Canadian borders.

Currently, they are enforcing a new directive to inform people to isolate themselves for 14 consecutive days after arriving from abroad. Symptoms include: fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

Unfortunately, during this time, there are those are are posing as CBSA employees.

Beware: Scammers posing as CBSA employees

CBSA published a notice on their website to warn Canadians. Here’s a screenshot of the warning:

a screenshot of a website

Here’s a copy paste of the warning as well:

  • If you have received a call from 1-800-461-9999 or any other 1-800 number, it isn’t the CBSA calling. CBSA employees do not contact the public by phone. This is a scam. Never give your social insurance number over the phone.

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