Watch out for fake Canada Revenue emails: RCMP
Scam says recipient is eligible for an additional tax refund
Police in Hall Beach are warning people in Nunavut to watch out for emails pretending to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.
People have received e-mails that appear to be from the Canada Revenue Agency advising that the recipient is eligible for an additional tax refund, said a Nov. 28 news release from the RCMP.
Police have confirmed through the CRA’s website that these emails are fraudulent, and people should not click on the link provided in the e-mail, the news release said.
More information regarding CRA scams can be found on the agency’s website under “Beware of Fraudulent Communications.”
Police also reminded people not to give out personal information over the Internet or via email.
Scams come in many different forms, and usually appear to be genuine and legitimate, warned the news release.
To learn more about online scams, police suggest visiting an RCMP website here.
Police are also urging anyone with information regarding this scam to contact the Hall Beach RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).
Calls are not traced nor does Crime Stoppers subscribe to call display, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 for your information, the release noted.