Heads up folks…THE CRA will never call threatening you with jail time etc. I did go to the CRA site but they don’t make it easy to report at all. There are a bunch of loopholes they want you jumping through just to report. This is the second time these Fraudsters have called each with a different number. So BE on the LOOKOUT! I tried to keep them on the phone as long as possible to see what information I could get. Anyway maybe someone will see this and do something about it. Can’t imagine how many people they’ve done [More]
A message from a number in California saying I owed taxes to CRA. Wonder if they wanted my credit card number.
Someone celebrated April Fools today…just got a call from (613) 707-0339 at which a speaker with a heavy Asian accent identified himself as “Officer Ryan Smith” of the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency), threatening to charge me with tax fraud. This is a SCAM. I dialed *57 and reported the number. People in the US are getting similar calls, albeit under the guise of IRS and with a US phone number on their call displays.
Telephone phishing – telephone message from the individual claiming to be Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) officer. Trolling a fake CRA tax scammer here: https://youtu.be/EuMrMYyuEQU
The following is now available on the CRA Web site: If you hear about a tax preparer offering larger refunds than other preparers, don’t be fooled! While most preparers provide excellent service to tax filers, a few unscrupulous return preparers file false and fraudulent tax returns and ultimately defraud their clients. Remember that even if someone else prepares your tax return, you’re the one responsible for all the information on the return. * Stay away from return preparers who offer you false tax claims. This could include false charitable donations or false child care expense claims, or maybe even false [More]
Taxpayer Alert – You do not have to pay taxes or fees to the CRA on lottery or sweepstakes winnings! The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning the public to beware of an email scam in which individuals are informed that they have won a large sum of money in a lottery or sweepstakes, usually from a foreign country. There are many versions of the scam, but the general concept remains the same: The victim receives an unsolicited email or regular mail from a legitimate-sounding financial institution claiming it has a bank draft from a foreign sweepstakes company that is [More]
The following is now available on the CRA Web site: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/newsroom/releases/2005/nov/nr051114-e.html News release Revenue Minister McCallum launches the Taxpayer Alert initiative Toronto, Ontario, November 14, 2005… John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue, today launched the Taxpayer Alert initiative as part of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) ongoing commitment to ensuring a level playing field for all taxpayers. The announcement was made during an appearance on CTV’s Canada AM morning television show. “The CRA has a mandate to ensure that Canadians pay the taxes they owe and receive all the benefits they’re entitled to under the law,” said Minister McCallum. “But [More]