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Northern Allowance Scam

20 March 2023

Public Service Announcement
Northern Allowance Scam

The Department of Community and Government Services Consumer Affairs division would like to advise Nunavummiut of fraudulent text messages circulating regarding a northern allowance adjustment.

Consumer Affairs received a report of Nunavummiut receiving text messages indicating that their northern allowance was recalculated with a website link to the adjustment attached.

“Your northern allowance was recalculated, and we’ve sent you an adjustment”

We encourage Nunavummiut not to respond to these text messages or calls and refrain from clicking the link.

To report incidents of scam and fraud, contact Consumer Affairs at or 1-866-223-8139 or your local RCMP Detachment.


Media Contact:

Hala Duale
Communications Specialist
Community and Government Services