The Haliburton Highlands OPP says there has been an overload of phone calls from the public reporting fraud calls from people pretending to be from the CRA.

Officials say it’s not necessary to contact the OPP to report these kinds of calls, unless the person is a victim of fraud.

They say these calls are restricting the OPP’s ability to take calls from the public which require a police response.

The OPP says people can report scammers by calling the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.