Police want the public to be aware of a recurring phone scam in the region.

OPP say that people posing as Canadian Revenue Agency representatives have been calling numbers in the region in an attempt to steal money and personal information.

Always verify the identity of anyone claiming to be from an organization like the CRA and never give any personal or banking information without doing so.

Police say contact the CRA to confirm whether or not you owe back-taxes before handing over any information.

The CRA website is a great resource you can use to protect yourself from fraud.