With the tax return filing deadline fast approaching, police are warning the public to be cautious of scammers attempting to defraud people of their personal information.
The RCMP has issued a warning to taxpayers to be on the lookout for fake emails and phone calls from people claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Many emails mimic the CRA style, including uses of logos and officers names. One recent email claimed that the recipient is due a tax refund, but to claim the money they must submit their social insurance number.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.