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.