Humboldt RCMP are warning the public about a new scam involving the Canada Revenue Agency. In this scam, an email is received advising that you have an Interact e-transfer from the CRA with a tax refund. This email appears legitimate and there is usually a short time frame to accept the money transfer. By accepting the transfer you are allowing other people to access your computer and on-line banking information. DO NOT accept the e-transfer. CRA does not send out e-transfers. CRA only handles refunds by either depositing the funds directly into you bank account or a cheque is mailed to you.
For information on how to protect yourself against fraud, including how to recognize a scam and examples of fraudulent communications, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ scrty/frdprvntn/menu-eng.html
Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1-888-654-9426.
SeniorBusters Program at 1-888-495-8501 toll free, anywhere in North America
On Thursday, April 21st, 2016, A business in the town of Maidstone was contacted by phone from a man who said he worked for the Canadian Revenue Agency. The man claimed that the business owed money and demanded payment.
The RCMP and Canada Revenue Agency want to remind Canadians to be aware of Phishing Scams.
The CRA will never request information from a taxpayer pertaining to a passport, health card, or driver’s license.
If you are a victim of a phone scam and have given out personal information, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at: email@example.com
For information on scams, go to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Web page at: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/phishing-eng.htm.
For more information about security of taxpayer information and other examples of fraudulent communications, go to www.cra.gc.ca/security.