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Don’t get scammed – know how to protect yourself! Part 2in Tax Advice Information and Updates
If you receive a call saying you owe money to the CRA, you can call the CRA (using the phone numbers listed on their official website) or check your My Account to verify.
If you have signed up for online mail (available through My Account, My Business Account and Represent A Client), the CRA will do the following:
- send a registration confirmation to the address you provided for online mail service for an individual or a business; and
- send an email to the address you provided to notify you when new online mail is available to view in the CRA’s secure online services portal.
Remember, the CRA will NEVER send an email with a link and ask you to divulge personal or financial information.
There is one exception: If you call the CRA to request a form or a link for a specific information, a CRA agent will forward the information you are requesting to your email DURING THE TELEPHONE CALL. Note that this is the ONLY exception in which the CRA will send an email containing links.
So remember, always be vigilant if you get suspicious correspondence claiming to be the CRA. Don’t get scammed!