As a newcomer in Canada, there has chances to be a victim to scam like fraudulent, telephone phishing, E-mail Pishing, etc. An immigrant must be careful about the fraudulent or Scam. If any person asks for your information like bank account password, amount of money, or others, it can consider as a scam or trap.
Generally, Canadian Revenue Agency has the right to know about your information, and they frequently ask for the information to the citizens or residents. However, the following things should know to avoid the problems.
Here are some tips to Protect Yourself from Fraud or Scam
CRA may ask you By Phone
- Verify your identity by asking your name, date of birth, account details, etc.
- May ask you about your account details in case of business
- May call you to begin an audit process
- Ask about your passport, driving license, visa, etc.
- It never demands some money, bitcoin, or anything, which is related to your online money or account.
- Threat you like they will arrest you or using some slang languages
- They will never give you a voice mail
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By Email CRA May
- Inform you about your assessment or reassessment process.
- Inform you or alert you about any process you need to revise
- Write you to start an audit process
- Ask you about your information to click in a link
- Send you a link to fill-up the form
- Ask for money to send immediately by online transaction through credit cards or online account
- Will not threat you or use any slang language
About Bank Account
- CRA may ask the bank location or Bank account name, etc
- May ask you about your banking facilities if you are finding proper care and services
- May call or Mail you to start an audit
But, CRA never,
- Ask you your bank password or some security codes
- Will never demand money to transfer
- Will never threat you to do any bank transfer or to fill a form.
How to Protect Yourself
To protect yourself from the scams and other issues you must follow the following rules and regulation
- Never share your Personal Information to an unknown person
- Do not accept any offers like a lottery or remuneration in return of doing something
- Keep your password and security codes personal
- Keep all your information up to date.
- In case of any changes in your address, you must inform the authority
- After paying taxes, you must check your account so that you can be sure about the payment
- Avoid any unknown email or call who asked for your personal information about credit cards, bank account or other
- If you lost any documents, immediately inform the authority
- Maintain all your accounts and let them up to date all the time.