Learn how to recognize a scam by mail

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Learn how to recognize a scam by mail
If you have recently received a suspicious letter claiming to be from CRA by mail, you should know the things that CRA will or will never do when sending letters to taxpayers by mail.

When sending a letter by mail, the CRA my do any of the following:
• Ask for financial information such as the name of your bank and location;
• Send you a Notice of Assessment or Reassessment;
• Ask you to pay an amount you owe through any of CRA’s payment options (for payment options, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/make-a-payment-canada-revenue-agency.html);
• Take legal action to recover the amount you owe, if you refuse to pay your debt;
• Write to you to begin an audit process.

On the other hand, the CRA will NEVER do the following when sending out correspondence by mail:
• Set up a meeting with you in a public place to take a payment;
• Demand immediate payment by interac e-transfer, bitcoin, prepaid credit cards or gift cards from retailers;
• Threaten you with arrest or a prison sentence.

Remember, when in doubt you can always call the CRA and verify the authenticity of your letter. For a list of the CRA’s phone numbers, click here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/contact-information/telephone-numbers.html#h1

Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes.html
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