November 5, 2015
There has been an increase in the number of scams in which people claim to be from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). These scammers may request personal information, such as, your social insurance number (SIN), bank account information, or credit card numbers. Furthermore, the scammers may insist they are with CRA and claim you have a refund or balance owing.
If you are contacted by CRA by mail, phone, text, or email and personal information is requested to receive a refund or claiming you have an amount owing to CRA, you can call CRA or check online to confirm there is a refund for you.
Remember, CRA will usually send letters in the mail first if there are issues, following up with additional letters. If you are concerned about contact you have received from CRA, it is important to call CRA to avoid becoming a victim of one of these scams.
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