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Saskatchewan, Canada Police, Prince Albert Cautions Residents about Tax-Related Fake E-Mails

The Canadian cops Prince Albert of Saskatchewan, Canada has issued an alert to residents about fake e-mails being circulated within one fresh scam that talks about money transfers, following complaints coming to CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) from taxpayers, published paherald.sk.ca dated October 14, 2014.

The tax enforcement agency of Canada, CRA has just become aware about the e-mail fraud wherein fraudsters tell victims that they'll get one tax refund alternatively extra monetary benefit.

CRA cautions all taxpayers for being careful with e-mails/telephone calls which assert they are from the agency while actually they're a fake. The said communications are phishing scams which are likely to lead to financial or ID-theft.

Residents must become particularly wary about phishing scams directing to provide details such as passport, bank account and/or credit card numbers. For, Canada Revenue Agency wouldn't ever request for these kinds of details. A few of such phishing e-mail campaigns instruct to provide the private details directly, while the remaining lead the taxpayer onto certain portal that looks similar to the CRA's and which asks him for validating his identity via typing in his private data.

Taxpayers mustn't press the link buttons incorporated into the above kind of e-mails. There could as well be malware embedded on the scam e-mails capable of damaging their PC as well as putting their private data in danger, CRA adds.

Other red flags for scam e-mails are requests for details, which an individual wouldn't provide online while filing tax returns alternatively that are already with CRA. Therefore, people who get the kind of communication must make sure they recognize the person who's seeking their data.

Fictitious e-mails usually have spelling and grammatical errors too.

Any recipient of a fraudulent message as well as who has been victimized with fraud alternatively thinks as being victimized must inform the Anti-Fraud Centre of RCMP by dialing 1-888-495-8501 alternatively e-mailing at info@antifraudcentre.ca.

Meanwhile, likewise tax-themed fraudulent electronic mails recently hit taxpayers of Ireland with the e-mails impersonating the country's tax agency Revenue Commissioners. Those e-mails captioned "Tax Refund Application" seemingly notified recipients about EUR138.50 which they were supposedly entitled to get as tax-reimbursement.

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