It’s Scam Season Again…

Well folks… it’s that time of year again and the scammers are just as concerned about getting your tax refund as you are. 😉

We’ve already received questions and examples of email scams directed towards Canadian taxpayers, which attempt to get the recipient of the email to click on a link in order to receive a payment or perform some other action.

For example:

Some of these scams are *better* than others, they may look very legitimate, using familiar logos and use official looking wording, but be rest assured… these types of emails are not from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency).

Right from the CRA’s website regarding this subject:

 

To further review what the CRA has to say about phishing and scamming attempts, along with examples and tips on how to prevent identity theft, please see:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/scrty/frdprvntn/menu-eng.html

 

Thanks to Ben Fleckenstein | Manager of IT for this blog submission.  Make sure to follow us on Twitter @JMHCoPC as we definitely appreciate your interest in our firm.