The following is now available on the CRA Web site:
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning the public to beware of email scams that are falsely identified as coming from the CRA. The CRA advises individuals who receive the unsolicited emails to delete them immediately. Do not go to the websites listed in the messages as some of these sites contain harmful software.
For more information on how taxpayers can protect themselves, please visit the Important Security Information on the CRA’s web site at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/eservices/tax/epassservices/important-e.html or http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/newsroom/alerts/2007/a070104-e.html.
For information about this and other fraud schemes, or to report deceptive telemarketing activity, visit www.phonebusters.com, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-888-495-8501 (toll free).