Recently our office has received numerous calls and emails regarding CRA scams. This is just a reminder that 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, call 1-800-959-8281 or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online 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.