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CRA Warns of Scam Text Messages Promising Tax Returns via E-Transfers

The CRTC is again reminding Canadians of scam text messages around tax season, specifically those that indicate an Interac e-transfer is coming for your tax return. https://twitter.com/CRTCeng/status/1380569976042586114 While tech-savvy Canadians can spot a fake scam text, it’s all about playing the odds for scammers, as some will fall for the bait. Fraud texts will likely...

CRA Suspends Over 100,000 Online Accounts After Logins Found on the Dark Web

Earlier this week, thousands of Canadians received cryptic emails from the Canada Revenue Agency, indicating their accounts had been locked, worrying recipients of the notice. Now the CRA informs the National Post the locking of over 100,000 accounts was made, because these logins and passwords were found on the dark web, an anonymous part of...

Can’t Login to CRA My Account Online? Cyberattacks Hit 9,000 Accounts Says Ottawa

This weekend the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) My Account online services were temporarily shut down, and currently remain unavailable to Canadians, as the result of numerous cyberattacks against federal online services. The CRA My Account for Individuals online portal is still unavailable Monday morning, with a message that reads, “This service is not available at...

Canada Revenue Agency Warns of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp Scams

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning Canadians about instant messaging scams taking place through Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The CRA warned today, "We don’t use text or instant messaging such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to reach out to you." According to the CRA, scammers pose as employees and "continue to contact Canadians, misleading...

Beware of Fake Texts from ‘1-800-O-Canada’ and the CRA Says the Government

For savvy users, text scam alerts may be easy to spot, but there will always be victims. The Federal government is warning Canadians about the latest text message scam, which fraudsters again pretending to be sending messages from the Canada Revenue Agency. The Service Canada Twitter account warned Canadians this morning by saying: ALERT: Fake...

Organized Crime in Mumbai Responsible for Popular CRA Phone Scam

Over 60,000 Canadians have been targeted by a popular phone cyberscam used to swindle unsuspecting or uninformed victims out of their money. Thanks to an investigation by CBC, we might finally be getting to the bottom of one of the biggest scams targeting Canadians: the CRA cyberscam. Scam artists frequently pretend to be representatives from the Canada...

Canada Revenue Agency Scam Phone Calls Making the Rounds Yet Again

Canadians continue to get phone calls by scammers claiming to be the Canada Revenue Agency, demanding private information over the phone, with some asking for payment in iTunes cards. Callers will receive an automated recording informing them there is some sort of criminal case against them and legal action may be taken. They are then...

Nanaimo Man Loses $1500 in Canada Revenue Agency iTunes Card Scam

According to CHEK, an 81-year old Nanaimo man lost $1500, victim to a scam where fraudsters portray the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), but demand fake tax payment in the form of iTunes gift cards. Cst. Derek Balderson said the senior was contacted Monday by a couple pretending to be with the government, detailing an outstanding...