These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying a fictitious debt to the CRA.

Other communications urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website, where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information.

These are scams, and taxpayers should never respond to these fraudulent communications or click on any of the links provided. Contact us to learn more.