Email from CRA?
An Email from CRA?
Have you ever received an email from CRA?
If not, GOOD! Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has a policy that they do not send any information or require any action by email- only phone or mail. They will specifically correspond with you by phone, and ask security related questions to confirm your identity. Or, they will send you mail to your home address.
If you have received an email from a source claiming that they are from CRA, it is important that you do not respond or follow any links within the email. A client called us recently because they were suspicious about an email from “2015 Canada Revenue Agency” informing them that they were getting an internet transfer of money, and to follow a link to receive the funds. It is important to watch for scams like these. If you are ever unsure about something you receive by email related to your tax return, refunds, payments, etc, feel free to give us a call to ensure you are not going to be a victim of a scam!
To learn more about what to look out for and how to protect yourself, you can read this article on the CRA website, "Beware of Telephone and Email Scams."
Feel free to contact us if you ever have any concerns or questions - we value the security of our client’s personal information and their resources.