Beware of tax fraud schemes If you get a call or email that sounds like a scam it probably is.
When the CRA contacts you, it makes sure your personal information is protected.
The CRA will never:
. ask for personal information by email or text message:
.request payment by prepaid credit card:
.Share your tax information with another person or Organization, Unless you have agreed that it can be shared:
.leave personal information on an answering machine:
. threaten or use nasty language .
.When in doubt check my Account or call 1-800-959-82181
. To learn more about your personal income tax and benefit information,
and to manage your tax affairs online.
go to Canada.ca/my-cra-account.
For information on scams or to report deceptive telemarketing, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) online at www.antifraudcentre.ca
or toll free at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information by mistake contact your local police service
For more information go to Canada.ca/taxes-fraud-prevention