CRA does not use Interac e-Transfer

If you get anything like this, do not click on anything, as this is not legitimate.  CRA does not use Interac e-Transfer   —Dear Tax Payer, —Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer —(previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer). —Amount: $704.22 (CAD) —Sender’s Message: A message was not provided —Expiry Date: 26 February 2015…

Beware Of Tax Phishing Scams

Last Updated: October 14 2014 Article by Timothy Fitzsimmons Dentons (Canada) We have recently become aware (again) of fake emails purporting to emanate from the CRA and informing the recipient that he/she has received an Interac email money transfer (i.e., a surprise refund). Generally, the text of these emails is as follows: Dear TaxPayer, Canada Revenue…

Beware of telephone and email scams

Ottawa, Ontario, March 7, 2014… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) warns all taxpayers to beware of telephone calls or emails that claim to be from the CRA but are not. These are phishing and other fraudulent scams that could result in identity and financial theft. People should be especially aware of phishing scams asking for information…

The Canada Revenue Agency reminds Canadians: Beware of phishing schemes

Ottawa, Ontario, December 10 2013… The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) warns all Canadians to beware of telephone calls, mail, or email that claim to be from the CRA but are not. These are phishing scams that could result in identity thefts. Email scams may also contain embedded malware, or malicious software, that can harm your computer…