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