Fraud prevention

FRAUD: Recognize It. Report It. Stop It.

Being informed is your best protection against fraud. To find out how you can protect yourself, follow the links below.

Fraud prevention

Protect yourself against tax fraud

Protect yourself against identity theft

  • Did you know that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not ask for personal information of any kind by email? Even though emails asking for such information can look official, they do not come from the CRA. Often these emails are phishing scams that contain site redirection coding or downloadable forms designed to steal your personal or financial information.

    Protect yourself against identity theft
    Beware of fraudulent communications

Report fraud

  • The CRA takes abuse of Canada's tax laws very seriously. Fraud, in any form, places an unfair burden on law-abiding Canadians and it jeopardizes the integrity of Canada's tax base.

    If you wish to disclose information on anyone participating in a fraudulent activity you can report it by contacting the CRA's Informant Leads Program. The CRA will protect your identity.

The CRA's systems are secure!

Stay connected

To receive updates when new information is added to our Web site, you can:

YouTube icon You can also visit our YouTube Channel for tax-related videos.

Date modified: