Taxpayers beware: CRA email rebate scam on the rise this tax season

A T1 General 2010 tax form is pictured in Toronto on April 13, 2011.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

By Sophia Harris, CBC News, April 28, 2017

Phoney emails offering instant tax refund making the rounds in Canada

Kathie Weiss-Lefebvre of Toronto got a tempting offer in her email this week. The sender claimed to be the Canada Revenue Agency and said she was set to receive a $896.70 tax refund by way of an Interac e-Transfer.

All she had to do was click on a link.

Fortunately, Weiss-Lefebvre knew immediately it was a scam: she hasn’t even filed her 2016 tax return. But she believes some people might fall for it.

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