Telephone scammers pretending to work for the CBSA Canadians getting calls requesting personal information

The Canada Border Services Agency is warning of a possible telephone scam.

The CBSA says it has recently learned that people indicating they’re employed at the agency’s Border Information Service have been calling Canadians and requesting personal information and payment over the phone.

It says the CBSA BIS call centre is a free information service for general inquiries regarding CBSA programs and services.

The federal agency adds that the unit is not designed nor is it mandated to make phone calls requesting personal information or payment over the phone.

It says anyone receiving such calls should immediately contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501.