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I received an email headed INTERAC  e-transfer from cra systems saying they are sending me some $583 Cdn dollars. The sending email address appears to be artworks(aroba)garthhomersociety.org. The include a web site http://loginuser-cra-taxfrom-cra.

I am a non resident of Canada and do not submit tax forms so have no idea why they would be sending me a refund. Is there any way I can check if this is a scam? Have any other Canadians received anything similar?

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I got one a few weeks ago offering me 423 dollars   I am also a non resident so I do not file annually.   The clue for me was that they asked for my SS number  CRS  knows your SS #  not normally your email address.   

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Nobody sends money to people they don't know. The old saying, if it is too good to be true...

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1 hour ago, Alfa said:

I received an email headed INTERAC  e-transfer from cra systems saying they are sending me some $583 Cdn dollars. The sending email address appears to be artworks(aroba)garthhomersociety.org. The include a web site http://loginuser-cra-taxfrom-cra.

I am a non resident of Canada and do not submit tax forms so have no idea why they would be sending me a refund. Is there any way I can check if this is a scam? Have any other Canadians received anything similar?

Yes I also received one and I realized it was a scam. See the CRA website re these types of messages

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/scrty/frdprvntn/menu-eng.html

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OP asked if there was any way to find out if it was a scam. Seems pretty obvious- call CRA and ask. They actually do answer phones.

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Canada also does not use SSNs... we have SINs (Social Insurance Numbers). CRA sends letters by snail-mail only for initial contact. And everything is bilingual, French and English, including links to their websites.

And when reporting links like "artworks(aroba)garthhomersociety.org", I would most definitely us the "@" symbol, in the hopes that the moron who sent you the scam will get indundated with clicks from robot webscanners. artworks@garthhomersociety.org

And just to continue the expose, all Canadian federal government websites end in .ca, not .org.

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Garth Homer Society is an actual place in Victoria, B.C., for people with disabilities.  Don't think anyone there would have anything to do with a scam but perhaps just lifted the e-mail address from public info.

 

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CRA NEVER send emails. they will PHONE or WRITE (snail mail).  Same applies to Service Canada (CPP and OAS)

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Guest bennie2

bennie gets like 3 every morning & 2 @ night. these are from various email combos. i press block. if i open by accident its the same oldsameold. "they" sometimes use my email address & i cant block myself. the machine can get mxed up. "paypal update your acct is locked" is a popular scam so is "your fedx package". it works for the scammers. go figure. 

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I received an email from a Canadian bank last week asking me for information about my account. I'm not Canadian and don't have a Canadian bank account. Looks like lots of phishing going on.

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they need my amazon whatever, i never joined amazon. they need paypal password, i dont belong to paypal. my FB acct whatever. never joined FB. they need my hotmail password for an update, because acct will be expired in 48 hrs. really? my mail has a feature where i can put cursor over the mail & see subject. 

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