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Don’t get scammed

Beware of tax fraud schemes. If you get a call or email that sounds like a scam, it probably is.

It is imperative that you are always vigilant with your personal and financial information. Please be aware that there are always criminals trying to get information that they can use to steal your identity or commit fraud to steal money from you or your financial institution.

Phishing: Taxpayers need to be on guard against fake websites or emails from criminals posing as a person or organization the taxpayer trusts or recognizes, looking to steal personal information.

Identity Theft: Identity theft is especially prevalent around tax time, and taxpayers need to be extremely cautious and do everything they can to avoid being victimized

Phone Scams: Phone calls from scammers impersonating tax agencies agents remain an ongoing threat to taxpayers. There has been surge of these phone scams in recent years as con artists have threatened taxpayers with police arrest, deportation and license revocation, among other things.

Fake Charities: Fake charities set up by scam artists to steal your money or personal information. Donors should be on guard against groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations. These “charities” may give their organizations names similar to familiar or nationally known ones.

As your trusted accountants, we can help protecting your financial assets.

For information on scams or to report deceptive telemarketing, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) online at

Canada Anti Fraud Centre
If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information by mistake, contact your local police service.

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