Saturday, February 7, 2009

Scammers Sending Canada Revenue Agency Letters

In a tough economy scams can abound, here's one that looks very sophisticated, sophisticated enough for the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) to issue a warning.

A letter is being circulated that appears to come from the CRA, it asks for detailed personal information including bank account numbers. I haven't seen an actual hard copy of the letter, but the PDF version looks official enough to fool many who might otherwise be skeptical.

People being told that their refunds will be held back until this information is updated could easily be fooled. Communication is the best way to thwart this kind of activity so let everyone you can know about this. The warning is from August of 2008, but as we enter tax season this is something to keep an eye on.

Here's the official word from CRA's website:

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