CRA Online Refund Application Tax Scam

An email tax scam is going around requesting taxpayers to fill out an online form and provide things such as credit card information in order to obtain a tax refund. The form that is provided to be filled out appears to be on a webpage that resembles the CRA website and seems to be an official government page.

An example of this email is:

“Dear (name changed),

After a January 2015 review of our records, we have investigated your fiscal activity and tax returns over the last seven years. Our calculations show that you have made over payments of $687.00 CAD. Due to the high volume of refunds to be processed, the telephone help line is unable to assist with this application.

In order to process your refund, you will need to complete the application form made available on the CRA site for this purpose.

To access the application form, please go to CRA – Application Form – Get Started. Your refund may take up to 3 weeks to process. Please make sure you complete the form fully and correctly.

As we are upgrading our records we require the completed form showing your full current details by 01 April 2015.

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agency”

Have you seen this email and/or have you fallen victim to a tax scam? If so, fill out the online form and we would be happy to assist you further!

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