Scam Alert - from Canada Border Services Agency
If you have received a call from 1-800-461-9999 or any other 1-800 number, it is not the CBSA calling.
Any 1-800 call from the CBSA, is a scam, since the CBSA does not contact the public directly!
Never give your social insurance number or other personal information over the phone!
The CBSA als does not request payments, personal or financial information, such as Social Insurance Number (SIN) or credit card numbers.
Telephone calls that display numbers and employee names that appear to be from the CBSA, are scams. And emails that contain CBSA logos, email addresses or employee names and titles, are also scams. These are ways that scammers try to trick the reader into thinking they are real.
Learn more about how scammers pose as CBSA employees by clicking here.
To report scams, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
For more information, please visit the CBSA website; https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html