The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) knows that harassing phone calls can be more than just annoying. Sometimes these calls can be fraudulently trying to obtain your information or even threatening you with deportation. They can come from other countries, can be made by auto dialers with recorded messages, or can be made by actual people.

Did you know there are things you can do to minimize receiving these calls and that there are things that you can do to report them?

Reduce Unwanted Calls
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  • Do not give out your personal information, in person or over the phone. Your personal information is often sold to other companies.
  • If you have caller ID, do not answer calls from numbers you do not recognize or come from locations you would not normally receive calls from.
  • On your smart phone, if the same number is calling you repeatedly, block the number.
  • Be aware of phone scams such as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam and know that the CRA will not call you and threaten you with deportation or arrest.

Reporting Calls

If you have received calls that you believe are trying to commit fraud or are threatening you in some way, please report these calls to the HRPS or one of the agencies below.

For fraud or scam related calls, please file reports with: