The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) is the
government agency responsible for collecting taxes in Canada. They
issued an official warning on their web site to taxpayers to "beware
of a recent scam where some Canadians are receiving a letter
fraudulently identified as coming from the CRA and asking for personal
information. The letter is not from the CRA."
According to the CRA web site, the letter
tells the taxpayer that “insufficient information” in their tax return
to process their "claims" and includes a form to update their record.
The agency suggests that people receiving such letters should report
www.phonebusters.com. This can be
done by visiting that site, sending an email to
or call calling them at 1-888-495-8501.
here for the official warning.