Department of Community Services

Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs

June 18, 2018 Advisory: potential telephone scams

The Government of Yukon is reminding territorial businesses to stay alert to potential telephone scams, in light of an alleged incident in Whitehorse.

On June 14, 2018 a Whitehorse business informed Corporate Affairs that it had received calls from a man who said he was from the “Yukon Business Registry.” The man then threatened to cancel the business’s “membership” if the business did not update its information with him. Corporate Affairs has confirmed this man does not work for the branch. The branch would never initiate a phone call to ask a business to renew its registration.

The Government of Yukon has notified the RCMP and Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and, as a precaution, is advising territorial businesses. It is also reminding Yukoners they have the right to verify the identity of any caller by requesting a callback number, references or written information from the caller.

Any other businesses who have experienced similar calls in recent weeks should contact the Manager of the Corporate Registry at 867-633-7969 or email corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca. Any individual or business who suspects they have been the target of a fraud- or would simply like more information - should contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.