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It s CRA Tax Scam Season

Author: ITS

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Category: IT Security Alerts , General Interest

No, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) isn’t actually trying to scam you. Cybercriminals, however, will try to steal your information by posting as the CRA during Tax season.CRA logo With the ability to file your taxes online, many Canadians are expecting to receive an email from the CRA informing them of their assessment. Cybercriminals use this opportunity to send fake emails that notify the receiver of a tax refund they can claim. The amount of the fake refund can range from $500 to $1000, which for many isn’t that unreasonable, making the scam that much more convincing. If you receive an email claiming to be from the CRA, always double check by logging into your CRA account using their actual website (do not click any links within the email). Protect Yourself. Protect Your Stuff. Protect UNB. Visit go.unb.ca/itsecurity to learn how.