If you've ever gotten a phone call from someone pretending to be with Canada Revenue Agency saying that you owe money, you know how annoying the scheme can be. The RCMP have made arrests in the case and revealed the toll this had on Canadians. The CRA scam arrest nabbed two people from Canada who helped launder money made through the fraud which has reached well into the multi-millions.\nFrom 2014 to 2019, Canadians who fell prey to the CRA phone trick lost more than $16.8 million. When you add the Bank Investigator and Tech Support schemes, that total goes to over $30 million.\nOn February 14, the RCMP announced that earlier in the week they arrested and charged two people from Brampton, Ontario in connection with scams including the CRA one.\nThrough an investigation that started in October 2018, those two people were found to be "money mules" or "money mule managers" operating in Canada that help launder money taken from Canadians through the phone phishing attempts.\nBoth have been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000, one count of laundering of the proceeds of crime and one count of property obtained by crime.\nIn a news release, the national police force said that even more arrests and charges relating to the scam might come from the investigation.\nView this post on Instagram Insp Jim Ogden announces arrest of two suspected ‘money-mules’ operating in Canada. Believed to have laundered funds obtained through the CRA scam. They operated with connections to India, who are receiving the proceeds of the scams. Official media release will follow. #scam #rcmp #odivision #ontario ^JT A post shared by RCMP in Ontario (@rcmpontario) on Feb 14, 2020 at 10:50am PST\nIf you've been lucky enough to never get the seemingly endless phone calls, what happens is that the person on the other end of the line claims to be a government employee either with the CRA, RCMP or other agency.\nThen they try to intimidate people into giving money for fines or taxes that don't actually exist and threaten arrest.\nThe schemes have been operating out of India since 2014 and there have been raids at illegal call centres there.\nThere were also new rules for Canadian phone companies to block the scam numbers but it still happens.\nWere you contacted about a tax debt by someone claiming to be us? If you think it might be a scam, contact us to make sure! https://t.co/J6d0AOwnFF #CdnTax pic.twitter.com/buY4RY2qiM— Canada Revenue Agency (@CanRevAgency) January 29, 2020\nAccording to the RCMP, the fake calls have led to Canadians being suspicious of actual CRA employees when they try to get in contact with people.\nIf someone contacts you and asks for personal or banking information, you should hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.\nThe CRA's website has tips to protect yourself against phone, email and text message scams and how to spot one of these schemes.