Chatham-Kent police investigating break-in at compound

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Chatham-Kent police are looking for information from the public regarding a break and enter on the outskirts of Chatham.

Police said an unplated pickup truck was stolen from a secured compound on Seventh Line some time between last Friday and Sunday.

The abandoned vehicle was found later Sunday on Taylor Road in Howard Township.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Trevor Biskey at 519-436-6600 ext. 87311 or Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Outstanding warrant

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for break and enter and two counts of uttering threats.

Police said the accused was arrested on Joseph Street in Chatham at 9:45 p.m. on Monday.

He was released with an order to attend court on April 7.

Tips to avoid being victim of CRA scams

The arrival of tax season has prompted Chatham-Kent police to remind the public about Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams.


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Did you get a suspicious email, phone call, letter, or text message from someone claiming to be from CRA? Scammers pretending to be CRA employees often contact Canadians to trick them into paying fake debts, police said.

Here are some tips to avoid being scammed:

Make sure the caller is a CRA employee before handing over money or personal information on the phone

You can ask for, or make a note of, the caller’s name, phone number, and office location, and tell them that you want to first verify their identity.

You can check that the call you received was in fact from the CRA by calling:

  • 1-888-863-8657 for individual debts
  • 1-877-477-5068 for GST/HST debts
  • 1-866-864-5823 if the call you received was about a government program such as employment insurance or Canada Student Loan debts.

When in doubt, ask yourself

  • Why is the caller pressuring me to act immediately? Am I sure the caller works for the CRA?
  • Did I file my tax return on time? Have I received a notice saying I owe taxes?
  • Have I received an email or letter from the CRA about the subject of the call?
  • Does the CRA have my most recent contact information, such as my email and home address?
    Is the caller asking for information I would not include on my tax return or that is not related to money I owe the CRA?
  • Do I have an instalment payment due?
  • Have I received a statement of account for funds owing to a government program?

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Want to report a potential scam?

To report a scam, visit or call 1-888-495-8501. If you think you may be the victim of fraud or you unknowingly provided personal or financial information, contact your local police service, financial institution, and credit reporting agencies.

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