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Canada Revenue Agency Tax Return Report Scam

canada revenue agency scam

At first when I read this I thought it could potentially be legitimate. However, knowing that phishing scams and such are very prevalent that of course made me skeptical. With this e-mail they send you a message stating there is an error with your tax return and that you should respond. They also attach a Microsoft Word document which is fishy enough as it is. Here is what the message looks like:
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From: “Canada Revenue Agency”

Subject: [CRA: IMMEDIATE ATTENTION] Your 2016 Tax Report!!!
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:41:52 +0100
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Good Day,

Attached, is a copy of your 2016 Tax Return Report which was recently filed and approved. Our system has generated an error after processing it, which requires your immediate attention.

Kindly download the attached document to view full report and reason for this error. You need to respond to this within the next 24-72 working hours.

Thank you

Canada Revenue Agency
875 Heron Road
Ottawa ON K1A 1B1
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/
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Basically, just delete this message and don’t give them any of your information. Especially don’t open the attachment even for curiosity.




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