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Tricky email scams

I received an email that even had me thinking twice that it may not be a scam. I had just submitted my taxes and had heard in the news that CRA was no longer issuing cheques. If I had clicked on the link provided it may have loaded a virus or asked me to submit private information.

Always be suspicious of emails/phone calls. If your tempted make sure to call the company and verify they sent the message. Make sure to find their phone number from a bill or official website. When you search for a company phone number in google 9/10 are fake ones that will try to get remote access to your computer.

Here is a copy of the scam message:

## ||Dear Tax Payer, ( %Email )

## ||Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer
## ||(previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer).

## ||Amount: $496.44 (CAD)
## ||Sender’s Message: A message was not provided
## ||Expiry Date: 19 April 2016

## ||Action Required:
## ||To deposit your money, click here: