Beware of this phishing scheme that claims it is from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Watch out for a phishing scheme claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency

Beware of this phishing scheme that claims it is from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Beware of this phishing scheme that claims it is from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Inboxes around the country are receiving a phishing email that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The Canada Revenue Agency is warning people not to fall for this phishing scheme that focuses on an Interac email money transfer.

While the Canada Revenue Agency phishing emails can vary, the basic form of this identity theft attempt is:
Dear TaxPayer:
Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer (previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer).
Amount: $487. 29 (CAD)
Sender’s Message: A message was not provided
Expiry Date: 08 October 2014

Action Required:
To deposit your money, click here:
{fake URL here}
2014 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Online Support

The Canada Revenue Agency has gone out of its way to explain that these are phishing scams and not real communication from the CRA. On its website, the Canada Revenue Agency states:
People should be especially aware of phishing scams asking for information such as credit card, bank account, and passport numbers. The CRA would never ask for this type of information. Some of these scams ask for this personal information directly, and others refer the taxpayer to a Web site resembling the CRA’s, where the person is asked to verify their identity by entering personal information.

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