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CRA tax refund email scam

just got the following email:

Canada Revenue Agency
Online Refund Form


After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 386.00 CAD.

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here>>


Copyright Canada Revenue Agency. All rights reserved. www.cra-arc.gc.ca

here's the click here link:

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http://host17-208-static.106-82-b.business.telecomitalia.it//
just a heads up and warning to anyone who got this
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I don't get it. What's the scam?
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molala wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 6:00 pm
I don't get it. What's the scam?
did you even go to the link? it asks for your sin, dob, address, credit card info...if you don't see a scam in there please pm me your info
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molala wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 6:00 pm
I don't get it. What's the scam?
Ahh! The perfect target. Now I see why these phishing scams continue to happen - they obviously work! Since when is Revenue Canada's Web site hosted in Italy?
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blakjak wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 6:34 pm
Ahh! The perfect target. Now I see why these phishing scams continue to happen - they obviously work! Since when is Revenue Canada's Web site hosted in Italy?
Not really. I don't even use ufile or income tax software for myself. Everything is done by hand. :lol:
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ah_long wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 5:49 pm
just got the following email:

Canada Revenue Agency
Online Refund Form


After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 386.00 CAD.

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here>>


Copyright Canada Revenue Agency. All rights reserved. www.cra-arc.gc.ca

here's the click here link:

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http://host17-208-static.106-82-b.business.telecomitalia.it//
just a heads up and warning to anyone who got this

Q2. I received a fraudulent email. Who should I report this to?

Please forward the email to our intelligence gathering unit at PhoneBusters, The Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre (CAFCC) . The CAFCC is a joint operation between the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the RCMP and the Competition Bureau that gathers intelligence from several police services, other regulatory agencies and the general public at large. They coordinate and channel intelligence and complaints to the police service of jurisdiction. This effort depends on the significance and frequency of these complaints.

so forward that email to to them
http://www.phonebusters.com/english/reportit.html


It's not always easy to spot phone scams, and new ones are invented every day.

If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don't be embarrassed - you're not alone.

If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact PhoneBusters:

Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501
Fax: (705) 494-4755

Toll Free Fax: 1-888-654-9426
Email: info@phonebusters.com

or contact the Competition Bureau

1-800-348-5358
Website: www.cb-bc.gc.ca
Email: compbureau@cb-bc.gc.ca

To report an economic crime on-line using RECOL, please click here or visit www.recol.ca
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molala wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 6:00 pm
I don't get it. What's the scam?
Changing the subject a little.

I have a special laser printer, bought off the Canadian Mint, that can print an unlimited amount of $ 100.00 bills. Works perfectly, just needs a new toner. Im selling it for $500.00. Let me know if interested.
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Keigotw wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 7:44 pm
Q2. I received a fraudulent email. Who should I report this to?

Please forward the email to our intelligence gathering unit at PhoneBusters, The Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre (CAFCC) . The CAFCC is a joint operation between the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the RCMP and the Competition Bureau that gathers intelligence from several police services, other regulatory agencies and the general public at large. They coordinate and channel intelligence and complaints to the police service of jurisdiction. This effort depends on the significance and frequency of these complaints.

so forward that email to to them
http://www.phonebusters.com/english/reportit.html


It's not always easy to spot phone scams, and new ones are invented every day.

If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don't be embarrassed - you're not alone.

If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact PhoneBusters:

Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501
Fax: (705) 494-4755

Toll Free Fax: 1-888-654-9426
Email: info@phonebusters.com

or contact the Competition Bureau

1-800-348-5358
Website: www.cb-bc.gc.ca
Email: compbureau@cb-bc.gc.ca

To report an economic crime on-line using RECOL, please click here or visit www.recol.ca
thanks, will do
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laptop-tech wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 7:50 pm
Changing the subject a little.

I have a special laser printer, bought off the Canadian Mint, that can print an unlimited amount of $ 100.00 bills. Works perfectly, just needs a new toner. Im selling it for $500.00. Let me know if interested.
So is it against anything to ask a question now? :rolleyes: Is it really neccessary for you to be an a$$?? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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laptop-tech wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 7:50 pm
I have a special laser printer, bought off the Canadian Mint, that can print an unlimited amount of $ 100.00 bills. Works perfectly, just needs a new toner. Im selling it for $500.00. Let me know if interested.
Bah, you were had! The mint ripped you off. They don't print any paper money! :D
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laptop-tech wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 7:50 pm
I have a special laser printer, bought off the Canadian Mint, that can print an unlimited amount of $ 100.00 bills. Works perfectly, just needs a new toner. Im selling it for $500.00. Let me know if interested.
ygpm..............

wait.........what??
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TapemanPL wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 6:03 pm
did you even go to the link? it asks for your sin, dob, address, credit card info...if you don't see a scam in there please pm me your info
+1 if that is really a government e-mail they should have your info already and not be asking for it.

**EDIT**

Lol I just filled their website form with a fake ins # and a fake name and as soon as you click "submit" the page doesn't go to the next step but simply goes blank... definitely a scam.
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laptop-tech wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 7:50 pm
Changing the subject a little.

I have a special laser printer, bought off the Canadian Mint, that can print an unlimited amount of $ 100.00 bills. Works perfectly, just needs a new toner. Im selling it for $500.00. Let me know if interested.
Send me 5 of these bills, Ill check them over and decided if I want the printer or not. Once I verify them to be accurate copies, we will meet up, Im paying cash.
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I work for the CRA and we never communicate with clients via email.
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Legend24 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2009 11:08 pm
I work for the CRA and we never communicate with clients via email.
especially to give you a refund lol.
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