Don’t get scammed!

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

The Canada Revenue Agency will never:

  • ask for personal information by email or text message;
  • request payment by prepaid credit card;
  • share your information with another person or organization, unless you have agreed that it can be shared;
  • leave personal information on an answering machine;
  • threaten or use nasty language.

When in doubt check My Account or call 1-800-959-8281.

To learn more about your personal income tax and benefit information, and to manage your tax affairs online, go to

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

or toll free at 1-888-495-8501,  If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information by mistake, contact your local police service.

For more information, go to