RCMP WARN OF INCOME TAX SCAMS
It’s income tax time! The Trail & Greater District RCMP Crime Prevention Office is advising people to be on the watch for tax-related Phishing Scams.
Watch out for identity theft:
Never open or download attachments included with messages claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Typically, these messages advise the recipient that they have qualified for a tax refund and need to click on a link to enter their information. The link takes the person to a bogus website and requires the visitor to enter personal identification.CRA will not contact you via email.
If you’re doing your taxes on your own online, don’t use a public wireless connection. Even using the latest wireless security encryption standards can be risky, so use a wired connection when dealing with sensitive financial and personal information.
The convenience of wireless communication comes with risks — for your own protection, be wary.