Scammers are spoofing phone numbers from federal agencies in an attempt to defraud people, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
The centre, whose own number has been spoofed, said the calls appear to come from a legitimate phone number or police detachment.
The scammers have targeted the Courts Administration Service, the Canada Revenue Agency, the Department of Justice Canada and more.
Anyone who receives a scam call is asked to report it to the anti-fraud centre at www.antifraudcentre.ca.
The centre is reminding people to not hand over personal or financial information over the phone.