Following the tax season another round of fake emails have been sent out to unsuspecting victims claming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The fake email claims that your tax documents have been reviewed and that you are eligible to recieve a substantial tax refund.
The email appears official and includes a Tax Refund ID number and an attached document to which you must download and complete to recieve your refund.
Be aware that this email scam likely contains a viscous malware virus, as well as being an identity theft phishing scheme. DO NOT open the attachment. To protect yourself, immediately delete the email, and do not click on any links or download any attachments.
The CRA does not do the following:
When in doubt, ask yourself the following:
For more information about this type of scam visit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/lrts/2013/l131210-eng.html