As GST cheques and carbon rebates begin to arrive, the Canada Revenue Agency warns Albertans to stay vigilant about possible scams.
Criminals take many opportunities throughout the year to catch people off guard, and any time taxes or rebates are involved there’s a risk of them impersonating the CRA.
“Some of the more popular scams we’re seeing are where criminals are pretending to be Canada Revenue Agency,” said T.J. Madigan, communications manager for the Canada Revenue Agency. “Sometimes looking for information, sometimes trying to collect money, or sometimes offering a refund or announcing that there’s a benefit available.
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