Several of our clients have received emails purporting to be from Canada Revenue Agency notifying them that they have been sent an INTERAC e-Transfer of money. The email asks them to click on a link which looks like it is connected to CRA’s website in order to deposit the money. THIS IS A SCAM.
Canada Revenue Agency has posted the following notice on their web site:
The CRA has recently become aware of a new scam involving email money transfers. Canadians are reminded that the CRA will only send payments by direct deposit or by cheque, never by email money transfer.
More information on common scams and tips for how to identify them can be found on CRA’s site at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ntcs/bwr-eng.html.