300 Canadians conned out of 44 BTC in tax debt collection scam.
BitcoinWhosWho received multiple independent reports of scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency “CRA” agents demanding payment of taxes in bitcoin. Tax payment deadline was yesterday in Canada.
The most active CRA scam bitcoin address was by far
1GVD8Y9473Lxm2ngdKW5P5M1uazDtGMRFo with 259 total payments worth CAD$284,550.
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Based on all reported bitcoin addresses, in total, the CRA scammers conned at least 295 victims out of 44.47594323 BTC or CAD$513,550.
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Selected Victim Accounts
– Called saying it was the Canadian revenue agency claiming I would get arrested and that a warrant was out for my arrest if I don’t pay “x” amount within 45 minutes
– Scammers called on the phone and represented themselves as Canadian Revenue Agency and demanded to pay 5,000 dollars. They threatened with jail if not paid. Afterwards they send a QR code.
CRA Tax Scam Reported Bitcoin Addresses
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