February 3, 2016


Please be aware that there are currently fraudulent emails being sent to individuals from scammers purporting to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), requesting you to click on a link in order to receive a refund.  DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!, it is a SCAM!

Below is an example of one of these emails:

Subject: Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer ID: 999999999

Dear: Individual@gmail.com

Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer (previously INTERAC E-mail Money Transfer)

Amount: $440.00 (CAD)

Sender Message: A message was not provided

Expiry Date: 03/02/2016

Action Required:

To deposit your money, click here


2016 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Online Support


Protect Yourself! – Know how to identify a scam

CRA will never:

  • send an email with a link to ask you to provide personal or financial information
  • ask for personal information via email or text
  • request payments via prepaid credit card
  • leave personal information on an answering machine

CRA will:

  • send a registration confirmation email to the address you provided for online mail service for an individual or a business; and
  • send an email to the address you provided to notify you when new online mail is available to view in the CRA’s secure online services portal.

If in doubt please contact us before you provide any information.

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