Some members of the public have received fraudulent calls from an OINP phone number (416-327-0374) requesting payment of funds, and threatening deportation. These calls are not being made by OINP staff. This may be a case of Call ID spoofing which is used by individuals to disguise their phone number to appear as someone else.
OINP never contacts clients by phone to collect funds.
Never give out personal information such as account numbers, social insurance number (SIN), mother’s maiden name, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls.
OINP recommends that if you have concerns about the legitimacy of a call, you should ask for the name of the agent calling, and then email the OINP at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm whether the call was genuine.
Anyone receiving a telephone call from an OINP phone number demanding payment should hang up immediately and contact their local police and notify OINP. You may also report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by telephone at 1-888-495-8501 or through their website:http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca
May 9, 2016