June 9, 2015 – Barrett Tax law has been informed of a tax scam circulating the Greater Toronto Area. An individual claiming to be a Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) representative is calling residents and claiming that they have overdue taxes that require payment. When instructed on how to pay, the taxpayer is being told to provide bank account details. The fraudster is then threatening that if the bank account details are not provided immediately over the phone, that they will then send someone to the taxpayer’s house and have them arrested.
Once the fraudster has obtained the bank account details they are compromising the accounts and withdrawing large sums of money.
It is important to remember that the CRA will never request information that they already have. As a taxpayer you have the right to obtain legal council. Should you find yourself in a situation where you may benefit from legal council, call Barrett Tax Law at 1-877-8-TAX-TAX (829-829).
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