Samples of Fraudulent Emails

Other examples of fraudulent communications

Sample 1

Copy of email (sample 1) in PDF format.

From: Canada Revenue Agency [LINK to email has been disabled.]
Sent: April 3, 2014 10:59 AM
To: - CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS/DÉPUTÉS CONSERVATEURS
Subject: YOUR TAX CALCULATION IS READY

Canada Revenue Agency,
Tax refunds & Reclaiming overpaid tax

Tax Refund Notification
Msg Ref: 682/CA61839

I have reviewed your income tax liability for the year shown above to see whether you have underpaid or overpaid tax for the year. Our calculation shows that you are eligible to recive a tax refund of $788.00 ready to claim now.

Due to the high volume of tax refund payments you must complete the online application, the telephone help line is very busy at the moment and maybe unable to assist you. We therefore urge applicants to complete the online form.

Please CLAIM NOW [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.], make sure your complete the form correctly as any mistake will take more time to process and you tax refund will be processed withhin 6 - 9 working days as claimed.

Sincerely,
Canada Revenue Agency.
All rights reserved.

Sample 2

Copy of email (sample 2) in PDF format.

From: "Revenue Agency of Canada" [LINK to email has been disabled.]
Date: July 16, 2014 at 12:48:54 PM EDT
To: [LINK to personal email has been removed.]
Subject: [MSG}{TAX_Refound-NO.5mpyv||24.hours.for.confirmation|July.16.2014|

After 2014 finish annual calculations of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of 344.17 CAD. Please submit the tax return request by having your tax refund sent to your bank account in due time.

For tax refund click here. [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.]

Follow the instructions on your screen.

If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message.

Revenue Agency of Canada
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Sample 3

Copy of email (sample 3) in PDF format.

Sample 3 has text in English and French.

Expéditeur: "Canada Revenue Agency - Agence du revenu du Canada" [LINK to email has been disabled.]
Date: 26 août 2014 16:45:10 HAE
Destinataire:
[LINK to personal email has been removed.]
Objet: Individuals - Tax information newsletter, Issue: 2014-08

Verifying Your Identity

In order for us to verify your identity please provide the following originalcertified documents.

Personal Identification - one Photo ID from the following list:

  • Passport,
  • Driving Licence,

Simply scan or take a digital photograph of these documents and email them to us at:
[LINK to fraudulent email has been removed.] Once we have received these documents and performed our verification checks we will email you to let you know that your account is fully verified.

Your sincerely,
Canada Revenue Agency - Agence du revenu du Canada

Sample 4

Copy of email (sample 4) in PDF format.

From: "Canada Revenue" [LINK to email has been disabled.]
Date: 5 March, 2014 5:38:19 AM PST
To: [LINK to personal email has been removed.]
Subject: Message sent to [LINK to personal email has been removed.]

Dear customer,

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $521.51

Please submit the tax refund form on Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website and allow us 3-5 business days to process the information.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please Click Here [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.].

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agency Online Security Department.

Sample 5

Copy of email (sample 5) in PDF format.

Image: Canada Revenue Agency

Dear Tax Payer,

Part of your Canadian tax expenses for the year 2014 as been processed and completed and you are entitled to a refund for 988.44 CAD.

You are required to follow the secured link below to login to our secure Epass site with your Social Insurance Number and complete the required details in order for your tax refund to be processed and deposited into your account.

To access the secure form for your Tax Refund, please click the below secured link to get started>>>>
[LINK to fraudulent website has been removed.]

Sincerely,
Canada Revenue Agency.

Copyright Canada Revenue Agency. All rights reserved.

Sample 6

From: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) <memberID-63692@cra-arc.gc.ca> [LINK to email does not exist.]
Date: 24 November, 2011 6:59:00 AM EST
Subject: [Bulk] Tax Refund (776752) $320.50
Reply-To: memberID-85140@cra-arc.gc.ca [LINK does not exist.]

Dear Canada Revenue Agency customer,

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $320.50.

Please submit the tax refund form on Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website and allow us 3-5 business days to process the information.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please Click Here [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.] .

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agency Online Security Department.

Sample 7

Sample 7 is available in French only.

Objet : Formulaire de remboursement .

Canada Revenue Agency
Formulaire de remboursement

Après le dernier calcul annuel de l'exercice de votre activité, nous avons déterminé que vous êtes admissible à recevoir un remboursement d'impôt 189.82.

S'il vous plaît soumettre le remboursement d'impôt et nous permettre de 3-9 jours pour le processus.

Un remboursement peut être retardé pour diverses raisons. Par exemple la soumission des dossiers non valides ou inscrivez après la date limite.

Pour accéder au formulaire pour votre remboursement d'impôt, s'il vous plaît cliquez ici>> [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.]

Copyright Agence du revenu du Canada. Tous droits réservés. www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Sample 8

From: Canada Revenue Agency <refund@canadarevenueagency.ca> [LINK to invalid email.]
Date: April 19, 2010 4:49:35 AM PDT
Subject: Notification !
Reply-To: refund@canadarevenueagency.ca

Canada Revenue Agency

Online Refund Form

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible

to receive a tax refund of $386.00

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click the link below :
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rfnds/menu-eng.html

Copyright Canada Revenue Agency. All rights reserved.

submit: Submit

Sample 9

From: Canada Revenue Agency [mailto:mail@cra-arc.gc.ca] [LINK to invalid email.]
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 5:19 AM
Subject: Your refund status
Importance: High

Dear Taxpayer,

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of : $112.00
Regarding this, please complete the Refund Form and mail it to one of the addresses from the second page.
>>You will find attached to this email : the English/French version of the form<<
Your *Refund Reference Number is: Ref/12209/2009.
*Refund Amount : 112.00 $.

*(You will need it to fill the form)

NOTE!
For security reasons, remove the form from your computer after printing.

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agency

Sample 10

From: Canada Revenue Agency [mailto:refund@cra-arc.gc.ca] [LINK to invalid email.]
Sent: January 27, 2010 8:30 PM
Subject: You are eligible to receive a charge refund

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a charge refund of $386.00 CAD.
Please submit the charge refund form and allow us 3-5 business days in order to process it.
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
To complete your tax return form, please click here>> [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.]

NOTE!
For security reasons, we will record your ip-address and date.

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agency

Sample 11

From: Canada Revenue Agency [mailto:nick.montagu@cra-arc.gc.ca] [Link to fraudulent email.]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Subject: Tax Refund Notification
Importance: High

Business Support and Fiscal Queries
200 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V3J1

Tel: 416-512-4135
Fax: 905-615-2117

Dear Sir or Madam:

We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your fiscal activity we are determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $386.00 under section 501(c) (3) of the Canada Revenue Agency Code

For more information of your tax refund please click here>> [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.]

Respectfully,

p.p. Nick Montagu
Officer of Canada Revenue Agency

1050 (DO/CG)

Sample 12

From: office.tax@cra-arc.gc.ca [Link to fraudulent email.]
Subject: Recalculation of you tax refund
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:37:39 -0400

Recalculation of you tax refund
Local Office no. 53
Canada Revenue Agenty: Jean-Pierre Blackburn

ATTN: Dear Applicant,

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 344.79 CAD

In order to process your tax return must complete the form attached to this message.

Limited date: 08/28/2009
TAX REFUND NUMBER: CA833859-HRTC/2009

Our head office address can be found on our web site at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agenty & Customs Officer
Jean-Pierre Blackburn
info@cra-arc.gc.ca [LINK to fraudulent email.]

Sample 13

From: Canada Revenue Agency [mailto:info@cra-arc.gc.ca] [LINK to invalid email.]
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 9:01 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: 2008 - 2009 Recalculation of you tax refund

Tax return for individuals - 2009
2008 - 2009 Recalculation of you tax refund

ATTN: Dear Applicant

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $ 268.24

Complete the individual tax return form on the link below:
[LINK to fraudulent website has been removed.]

After completing the form our head office will process your request in five business days.

Our head office address can be found on our web site at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cntct/menu-eng.html

Sincerely,
Canada Revenue Agency
1-800-959-8281
[mailto:info@cra-arc.gc.ca] [LINK to invalid email.]

Sample 14

From: Canada Revenue Agency [mailto:getrefund@cra-arc.gc.ca] [LINK to invalid email.]
Sent: January 5, 2009 12:39 PM
Subject: Online Refund Form
Importance: High

Canada Revenue Agency

Online Refund Form

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 386.00.

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here>> [LINK to fraudulent website has been disabled.]

Copyright Canada Revenue Agency. All rights reserved.
www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Sample 15

From: notify@payments.interac.ca
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 5:23 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: INTERAC e-Transfer from Canada Revenue Agency System

Dear customer,

Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer\

(previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer).

Amount: $120.00 (CAD)

Sender's Message: A message was not provided

Expiry Date: 25 June 2012

Action Required:
To deposit your money, click here:
(web link)

Trouble with the link? Type it into your web browser address bar.

Need help?
(web link)
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What is an INTERAC e-Transfer? (previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer). If you use online or mobile banking at a participating financial institution, you can send and receive money quickly and easily.

Email or text messages carry the notice while the financial institutions securely transfer the money using existing payment networks. If your financial institution does not yet offer INTERAC e-Transfer, you can still deposit transfers to any bank account in Canada.
Click (web link) for details.
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Pour voir les détails du virement en français, cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous :
(web link)


Sample 16

Dear business affiliate,
A criminal complaint has been filled against you and the company you are affiliated with.
Your company is being accused of trying to commit tax evasion schemes.
The full text of the complaint file ( PDF format ) can be downloaded from the CRA website, by visiting the following link :
(web link)
For more information , please check our business information section , 2nd paragraph , "Authorizing a representative" :
(web link)

An official response from you is required, in order to take further action.
Please review the charges brought forward in the complaint file, and contact us as soon as possible by :

Telephone: 800-267-6999
Email: complaints@cra-arc.gc.ca

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Service


Sample 17

From: ben.kainth@cra-arc.gc.ca [mailto:ben.kainth@cra-arc.gc.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:11 PM
Subject: FW: CRA complaint
Importance: High

Dear business affiliate,
A complaint has been filled against you by Mrs. Ana Evans, claiming that you and your company are involved in tax evasion schemes.
The original complaint has been attached to this message, in Microsoft Word format.
Before starting an investigation , we are required to check the balance reports of your company and compare them with the data you filled in the tax forms.
Please forward the required reports to : ben.kainth@cra-arc.gc.ca

Thank you,
Benjamin Kainth
Fraud Department
Canada Revenue AgencyEmail scanned for virus: mail.mapleleaf.ca


Sample 18

From: Canada Revenue Agency [taxevasionfraud@cra-arc.gc.ca]
Sent: May 25, 2011 2:20 PM
Subject: FW: Tax Evasion
Importance: High

Canada Revenue Agency

Dear tax payer,

A federal complaint has been filled against you and the company you are affiliated with, by using our Informant Leads Program .
The complaint contains evidence that you are directly involved in tax evasion schemes.
The mandate of the Informant Leads Program is to co-ordinate all leads that the CRA receives from informants, to determine if there is an element of non-compliance with tax legislation, and to ensure that appropriate enforcement action is taken.
Before a criminal investigation is started, you will be required to give us an official statement.
In order to do so, please visit us at the nearest CRA Informant Leads Centre in your region.
For a complete list of the our offices and for more information regarding this matter, please visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/nvstgtns/lds-eng.html
The complaint can be downloaded, in Microsoft Word format, from:
(web link)

Thank you,
Canada Revenue Agency
Tax Evasion Department


Sample 19

De : Canada Revenue Agency [mailto:taxfraud@cra-arc.gc.ca]
Envoyé : mercredi 11 mai 2011 11:20
À :
undisclosed-recipients:
Objet : Possible tax evasion fraud!

Dear tax payer,

While checking your company's tax reports , several discrepancies were found by comparing the real and the declared profit.

An investigation has been started to determine if this is a mistake or a tax evasion attempt.

A new tax form , revised , with additional fields has been attached to this message.

The revised tax form can also be downloaded from the CRA mirror : (web link)

Please complete the revised tax form , with accurate information and forward the completed form to : taxevasionfraud@cra-arc.gc.ca

Thank you


Sample 20

>>> Canada Revenue Agency <security@onlineupdate.com> 2010-11-08 7:22 AM >>>

Dear Customer,

This is an automated email that confirms the registration of your complaint case number: #68DA49 filed by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on November 08/2010 concerning Online Identity Theft.

While Canada Revenue Agency does not resolve individual consumer problems, your complaint helps us investigate fraud, and can lead to law enforcement action.

Complete the individual tax return form on the link below: (web link)

CRA uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols to protect the transmission of the information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. The information you provided to us is stored securely.

The form you used to register this complaint is designed to improve public access to the Canada Revenue Agency of Consumer Protection Consumer Response Center, and is voluntary. Through this form, consumers may electronically register a complaint with the Canada Revenue Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as amended, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Our staff will keep you updated regarding the status of our investigation. To check the status of your complaint please access login page. The information in this news release was obtained from the court records.

Further information on convictions can also be found in the Media room on the CRA website at (web link)


Sample 21

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Sample 22

From: Canada Revenue Agency [mailto:taxfraudcaseID29395@cra-arc.gc.ca]
Sent: November 9, 2007 11:07 AM
To: John Smith
Subject: Tax Avoidance Scheme Complaint , John Smith (Case id: #65FA72!)

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Dear Mr. John Smith ,

This is an automated email that confirms the registration of your complaint case number : #65FA72  filed by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on November 08/2007 concerning Online Identity Theft.

While Canada Revenue Agency does not resolve individual consumer problems, your complaint helps us investigate fraud, and can lead to law enforcement action.

You can download a copy of your complaint from (web link). Please print and keep this copy for your personal records.

The CRA uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to protect the transmission of the information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. The information you provided to us is stored securely.

The form you used to register this complaint is designed to improve public access to the Canada Revenue Agency of Consumer Protection Consumer Response Center, and is voluntary. Through this form, consumers may electronically register a complaint with the Canada Revenue Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as amended, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 

Our staff will keep you updated regarding the status of our investigation. To check the status of your complaint please access (web link). The information in this news release was obtained from the court records.

Further information on convictions can also be found in the Media room on the CRA website at (web link).

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