Every tax season the cyber criminals try to take advantage of tax payers eager to get their refunds. What do you need to know to protect yourself?
- The CRA will never communicate with you via email unless you have signed up for online mail.
- The CRA will never ask for personal or financial information via email.
- The only time the CRA will send you an email with a link in it, is when you are on the phone with them and are requesting information be sent via email.
If you unexpectedly receive an email from the CRA containing links, delete the email. If you receive an email from the CRA asking for personal or financial information, delete the email. If you are uncertain as to the legitimacy of an email received from the CRA, call them directly using a phone number you have found on the CRA website. For more information on how to protect yourself from scams, identify theft and fraud, check out the CRA website.