April 7, 2019

Canadians are tuning out real tax agents because of CRA phone scammers

Telephone scamming has become so frequent in Canada that it has become difficult for real tax agents to contact citizens. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says that fraudsters pretend to be tax enforcers when they call Canadians with threats related to owed taxes and further penalties. These calls have become so commonplace that real CRA agents are often assumed to be fraudulent. A spokeswoman from the CRA notes that they do not call to ask for payment, although they may call to verify information.

“Some people are so used to receiving the fraudulent calls that they assume any communication from the tax-collection agency is bogus.”

Read more: https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/canadians-are-tuning-out-real-tax-agents-because-of-cra-phone-scammers

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