Provincial Offences Office

Advisory

Norfolk County has received reports of fraudulent phone calls being received by residents in nearby municipalities purporting to be from that area’s Provincial Offences Act (POA) Court. The message asks residents to call the POA courthouse or press 2 and indicates they are going to be arrested for unpaid fines and fraud. A live person then advises them that they are from Revenue Canada or the police and tells them they will be arrested.