A number of citizens have received phone calls or emails from sources identifying themselves as Revenue Canada affiliates. The callers offer additional tax refunds for the 2015 year, or demand immediate payment of overdue taxes.
Never provide any personal or banking information
These contacts are a scam; never provide any personal or banking information. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre advises consumers not to open unsolicited emails or when the sender is unknown. Read more about the report here.
For more about the CRA scam, you can read this article at CNBC.
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.