Source: @The Globe And Mail

The increase in fraud calls – such as the scammers identifying themselves as the Canada Revenue Agency, a ruse that last year the RCMP said garnered 4,000 victims who lost $15-million – has attracted the attention of regulators.

In December, the CRTC directed telecommunications companies to introduce network-level call-blocking systems by the end of this year that rejects calls with caller-ID information that exceeds 15 digits or does not fit the standard 10-digit phone number.