Frauds pretending to be the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)
Beware of fraudulent communications
The Canada Revenue Agency has a security announcement stating that they are aware of scams involving email e-transfers of funds.
CRA goes on to say payments are only made via: direct deposit or by cheque, they don’t use INTERAC e-transfers.
While taxpayers may receive telephones, mail, text messages or emails, they could also receive a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). In all these cases, the fraud works by requesting personal information, such as a social insurance, credit card, bank account, and/or passport numbers, from the taxpayer.
The fraud typically insists that your personal information is needed for them to receive a refund or benefit payment.
They’ve also been known to urge taxpayers to visit fake CRA websites where you are asked to verify your identity by entering personal information.
Do not respond to these fraudulent communications, or click on any of the links provided; as well.
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