Tax season has started and as Canadians prepare to fill out their forms, officials are once again urging people to be cautious of Canada Revenue Agency scams that are already on the rise. Although police say these scams happen all year, there’s usually an increase in complaints starting in March until the end of April because scammers target people during tax season.
Scammers posing as CRA agents will use emails, phone calls and even text messages to get money and personal information. Often the phone calls you receive from them have an urgent tone, with the caller using aggressive language or threats to scare people into making payments. A spokesperson from the government agency said it’s important to know that the CRA never sends payment notices or ask for personal information through e-mail, texts or phone calls. (local files)
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