If you get an email like below that appears to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, claiming you have a refund and to click the link to access the form, don’t do it.
The link points to http://refund.canadarevenueagency.co.cc/esrvc-srvce/getStatus_en.htm and is not safe to click on. If you look closely (where I’ve bolded) the actual domain name (company) is co.cc not gc.ca as the email address shows. Delete the email, no not click the link, do not reply to it either complaining to them, or they can get you another way. Just delete, and ignore them.
The government and banks never email you, unless you setup for that and they would tell you to log into your bank the normal way, they would not give you a link to click on since anyone can do that. If you don’t believe me, ask me to send you an email pretending I’m a bank (preferably yours) and I’ll email you which will be a fake link that actually leads to my company website www.twinbytes.ca
If you want to find out who these clowns are that are doing this, look for my next blog post coming soon.
From firstname.lastname@example.org :
After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined
that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 386.00 CAD.
You can start a refund trace online
To Access the form for your tax refund please click here
Tax Refund Online Form
Department of Revenue,Ministry of Finance Government of Canada