Smithers Residents Warned of Scammers Claiming to Represent Legion

Smithers RCMP are warning residents to beware of the latest phone scam -- this one involving someone pretending to raise money for the Royal Canadian Legion.

Several Smithers area residents report receiving a call from a person claiming to represent the legion and asking for donations.  

Police say the legion does not seek contributions this way -- and whoever is making the call is lying.

RCMP are also warning people this is the time of year the infamous "Canada Revenue Scam" makes the rounds.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming you're about to be arrested for non-payment of back taxes, hang up and contact Canada Revenue at the number listed in the phone book.