The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning Canadians to be careful of emails, voice mails, even mail claiming to be from the CRA. 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 of compromise. The CRA does not email Canadians and request.
Here’s what to watch out for from some of the more common scams. Type of scam: Phone call scam. How it happens: If the scam is through the phone, the call will often appear on the person’s phone under the name “Canada Revenue Agency”, with the actual phone number of the government agency. The caller will tell the person that they owe a.
Unfortunately, it is that time of year again where CRA fraud scams are prevalent in many forms. It may seem hard to detect whether the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is actually contacting you or if it is a fraud. However, there are some red flags to look out for that will alert you that it is a scam, as well as ways to protect yourself.In the past, vulnerable seniors or new immigrants (some of who may not yet be very familiar with how the tax system works) were more likely to be victims of these scams. Yet, the CRA frauds have become so sophisticated that even police who have been contacted by these scam artists, state that the calls are relatively believable and realistic. Detective Linda Herczeg who works with the Edmonton.Comes this time of year when you, the Canadian taxpayer, start to receive love letters from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting information or informing you of your tax debt if you hadn’t paid it on April 30 th.Unfortunately, in this day and age of rampant scams, email and otherwise, you need to be diligent and don’t just answer that email or caller, or even that letter you received.
Along with financial losses, these scams have caused Canadians to become suspicious when the CRA is attempting legitimate contact, police noted. “The CRA scam, which is operating out of India, has been targeting the Canadian public since 2014, and despite a number of police raids on illegal call centres in India, it continues to victimize Canadians,” police said.
Nanaimo RCMP warning public of new CRA scam November 8th, 2019 updated The Nanaimo RCMP is advising the public that the notorious CRA scam is back in full force, but with a new twist.
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And one of those scams ended up on the radar of the Estevan Police Service. According to the EPS, they got a call on the night of Sunday, May 31, just in time for peak tax season, about a scammer attempting to pass themselves off as a member of the CRA. The caller tried to get personal information, including banking information and the victim's social insurance number. Police did not say.
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As anyone who lives in Canada knows, Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) scams are a common problem. In some cases, victims are contacted by phone, email or text message and are told they must pay an outstanding income tax balance via e-transfers or, in more bizarre cases, gift cards. Now, however, it seems that a common CRA scam is potentially bilking people out of hundreds (or even thousands) of.
Arrests of 70 in India linked to decrease in CRA phone scams, RCMP says For its part, the Canada Revenue Agency says it will never demand payment by phone, without first sending a letter by mail.
In an attempt to create awareness and protect people from scammers, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has compiled a list of the top 10 scams in Canada. Latest CRA scam demands payments.
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