CAUTION — Don’t Buy Into this Canada Revenue Agency [CRA] Email Scam

Scam artists are at it again, this time faking that they work for the CRA.

A person or group of people are going around sending scam emails pretending to work for the CRA.

It is unknown if they even reside in Canada, but please make sure to always notice the sender’s email address, which in this case, is not from the CRA, but from an Apple account; which anyone can sign up for.

This is far from the first scam of this type, and I can assure you it will not be the last.

If you are ever unsure of an email’s legitimacy, please do some research prior to abiding by its demands.

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The full fraudulent email:

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Never trust emails of this nature, no matter the company. Always ensure you know what you’re doing. It’s your money after all. 

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Jody Mitoma

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  • Julia Bryce
    July 4, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    I got a call at work from someone pretending to work for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce..they hung up as soon as I told them we pay our business license fee to the city, not the chamber of commerce.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 4, 2016 at 6:37 PM
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      I would love to hear more about this and write a story to provide caution to fellow Edmontonians, Julia! :O

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    • Julia Bryce
      July 4, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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      Around 3:15 today, I answered the phone at work. Unable to understand the rushed voice on the other end, I said, “I’ m sorry, I did not understand you.” The caller, loudly said, “Are you still looking for another place to lease or have you already moved.” I said, this is…(stated the company name) and said, “have you got the correct business?” “Yes”, was the answer. “Well, we have a current lease and are not planning on moving.” The caller said, “I did not catch your name.” I told her my name and she went on to say that she had spoken with another lady about 6 months ago. I asked again, “Who is this?” The woman said, “The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. We are looking for payment of your business license. The last lady I spoke with said you were moving, that would mean you need to update and pay your fees for your business license. We have no record of payment.” I then said, “I have been the only female here for about 5 years so you did not speak to another woman. I can pull our payment info for our license. We pay it to the city not to the Chamber of Commerce.” Click. She hung up…loudly.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 4, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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      Thank you so much Julia. I want to ensure nobody is getting scammed. I will write something up in this regard in the coming days. Thank you for taking the time to help out your fellow Edmontonians!!

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