The other day I got an email supposedly from Service@cra-arc.gc.ca titled: Lncf Canadian Revenue Agency uepy which claimed it was a Canada Revenue Agency Online Refund Form.
The email stated that after recalculating my fiscal activity for the last year I was entitled to a tax refund of 386.00. I assume they mean Dollars. Sounded good, especially since I had just handed in my receipts a month before for an audit.
On closer inspection though, the link they were offering me where I should enter my personal details would have directed me to a server in Taiwan(http://www.tinlex.com.tw/cira/getStatus_en.htm – note the .com.tw before the first slash)! Now I know everybody is outsourcing to Asia these days, but that the CRA would have Taiwan do my taxes is rediculous!
This email is a fraud. Don’t click on any of the links, don’t send them any of your details!