Scam Alert - Beware of This Canada Revenue Agency Letter

Sample CRA scams

Scam Alert - Beware of This Canada Revenue Agency Letter

Canada Revenue Agency recently issued a warning asking taxpayers to beware of a scam letter asking Canadians for personal information. CRA has not sent any such letters asking for any personal information whatsoever. Be extremely careful when you receive this type of mail. Feel free to view the attached picture of this scam letter.

This letter claims that there is "insufficient information" for your tax return and you have to update your records to receive any claims. It does not stop here. There is an attached form asking to fax or email your personal information. This letter is not from CRA. You should be vigilant when anyone (even CRA) asking you to release personal information. If you ever receive any such letters asking personal information, call the institution to verify first. Visit CRA Web site for more info.

If you ever believe you have been a victim or someone has tried to scam you, here is what you can do:

- Call your local RCMP detachment or your Police Department

- Report your situation online through Reporting Economic Crime Online

- Visit PhoneBusters, send an email to, or call 1-888-495-8501

Remember, common sense and vigilance are your best defence.