Another tax season, another Canada Revenue Agency refund scam. I received both a text and an email that the CRA has a refund of $1183 and just “click here.” I’ve posted a picture of it.
I can’t believe this needs to be stated again to anyone in the country: The CRA doesn’t text or email you a refund. Even if you are not the best online it will literally take you ten seconds to type in something like “CRA text refund.” It will take you one second to press “enter” and in less than one-half of a second you will see tens of thousands of posts that it’s a scam. So with less than 15 seconds of work you’d know it’s a con. It’s why this scam goes on my list of “if you fall for this, I have zero sympathy for you.”
George Boelcke – Money Tools & Rules book – yourmoneybook.com