‘More convincing than ever’: Peel police warn of realistic CRA scams this tax season

Death and taxes may be unavoidable, but being scammed trying to pay your taxes doesn’t have to happen if you’re vigilant.

That’s the message from Peel Regional Police this tax season.

The first day of March marked the start of Fraud Prevention Month — an annual Peel police campaign to help citizens recognize, reject and report fraud.

Police say scammers are always upping their game to try and get their grimy hands on your hard-earned cash, saying this year’s Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax scams are “more convincing than ever.”

“The communications are more realistic and appear legitimate, using Government of Canada logos,” a release states.

“The fraudsters hope you click on the link that directs you to their web page, where they steal your personal information, such as passwords and social insurance numbers.”

Police remind citizens that the CRA will never ask for personal or financial information by email or ask you to click a link that will direct you.

“Under no circumstances should you click these links and provide personal information,” police warn.

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