It’s tax time again and the Canada Revenue Agency is offering some advice to be on the lookout for fraudsters who are looking to take your hard-earned money.
Scam artists often impersonate the CRA either by telephone or email as they are phishing for your personal information or asking that you need to pay outstanding taxes through a money service or by pre-paid debit or credit cards.
The CRA asks that you don’t take immediate action, but to verify that what you are being told is the truth. If you have any doubts, don’t respond to the questions or give your any personal or banking information. Then contact the CRA yourself to ask questions about your personal tax situation.
For more information about frauds and scams involving the CRA visit their website.