At this time of year people are receiving an email or letter from CRA telling them they have a refund, just sign in here. Click on the button and your life will become miserable. If you are a customer of ours and receive any kind of notification from CRA forward it to us and we take care of it for you at no extra charge.
Below is an actual email scam:
Notice that the email is not from @cra-arc.gc.ca
From: “Canada Revenue Agency” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: March 23, 2015 6:24 AM
Subject: Tax Refund Notification – Reference #791-695601
23 March 2015
If you click here and fill in their “registration” your life will be an open book to identity thieves.
Notice that when you hover the mouse over the Click here the link that pops up is canadaatmidnight.ca not cra-arc.gc.ca
NOTICE OF TAX RETURN FOR LAST YEAR
After the annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of:
To receive your return, you must have a Government Gateway account.
Click here to Register for refund.
Our head office address can be found on our web site at Canada Revenue Agency: www.cra-arc.gc.ca
The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as applicable, copyright in these is reserved to Canada Revenue Agency. Unless expressly authorised by us, any further dissemination or distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited.
So you can tell when these are SCAMS, but since you are a customer of Reynen Business Services Ltd. you can just forward emails or mail to us and our Stress Free Guarantee ensures that we will take care of this for you at no extra charge, Stress Free.
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