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Mail Scam: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Updated Friday, February 5, 2010  ::  Views (1386)

I thought I should post this so that everybody who reads this is aware of a scam that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning us of.  Some people have received fraudulent letters asking for personal information stating that it is coming from CRA.  These are NOT from CRA, and people are told not to fill them out.  The following is directly from from the CRA website:

The letter claims that there is “insufficient information” for the individual’s tax return and that in order to receive any “claims,” they will have to update their records. The letter attaches a form specifically requesting the individual’s personal information in writing, via fax or email, including information on bank accounts and passports. This letter is not from the CRA and Canadians should not provide their personal information to the sender.

All taxpayers should be vigilant when divulging any confidential information to third parties. The CRA has well established practices to protect the confidentiality of taxpayers’ information.

For a direct link to the CRA website, which also has  a PDF version of the letter , click here!

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