We wanted to let you know to be aware that scammers are back (posing as CRA) calling and telling you that you owe money.
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 and put your personal information at risk. The CRA does not email Canadians to request personal information
The CRA does NOT do the following:
- The CRA never requests, by email, personal information of any kind from a taxpayer.
- The CRA will never request information from a taxpayer pertaining to a passport, health card, or driver’s license.
- The CRA will not divulge taxpayer information to another person unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer.
- The CRA will not leave any personal information on an answering machine.
For more information, please visit the CRA website at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/lrts/2015/l150610-eng.html