Beware of scammers impersonating the Canada Revenue Agency

RCMP and CRA raise awareness about ongoing email and phone scams February 11, 2016   Ottawa, Ontario  Canada Revenue Agency The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are warning Canadians about an ongoing scam in which taxpayers across the country receive phone calls or emails from individuals impersonating CRA employees. These people…

What to expect when the Canada Revenue Agency calls you

It is possible that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will contact you by phone for legitimate tax reasons. During such phone calls, the CRA officer must validate your identity and therefore will ask for certain personal information, including your date of birth, your address, and in the case of a business some account specific details.…

RCMP warn of phone scam by caller posing as CRA collector

This is one reason why at my office we protect your privacy by not giving any information to anyone saying he is with CRA, without him or her sending verification of their identity by fax: Several complaints received in southeast New Brunswick in last week CBC News Posted: Jul 10, 2015 1:07 PM AT Last Updated: Jul…

RCMP warn of fake Canada Revenue Agency calls

Published on March 27, 2015   Canada Revenue Agency logo Kings District RCMP are cautioning the public about calls from people claiming to work for the Canada Revenue Agency. There have been numerous reports of calls to the public by people claiming to work for the Canadian Revenue Agency. These callers claim that money is…

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…