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Beware of "INTERAC e-Transfer from Canada Revenue Agency System" Scams

Beware of "INTERAC e-Transfer from Canada Revenue Agency System" Scams

Criminals may attempt to convince you they have sent you money, by sending you an email that appears to be using the Interac e-Transfer service. For example, you may receive an email stating that Interac is holding money in escrow until you provide evidence of having shipped goods. Interac does not offer an escrow service. Do not assume you will be able to receive money until you can confirm that it is in your bank account.


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does NOT use the Interac e-Transfer service to collect or disburse payments. If you receive an email stating that the CRA is trying to send you money or verify personal information, do not respond. This is a known phishing scam, created by fraudsters. Please forward the email to phishing@interac.ca so our fraud team can further investigate.

Sample of an "INTERAC e-Transfer from Canada Revenue Agency System" Scam

From: ***CRA***Tax-RefundID-2673698673600673658@nbed.nb.ca

Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:46 PM

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: $ 520.17 (CAD)

Sender's Message: A message was not provided

Expiry Date: 3/15/2018

Action Required:

To deposit your money, click here:

http://srvcust-crainfo.doomdns .org/crainternetaccess3892383737722/

Get Tax Refund Online Form

srvcust-crainfo.doomdns .org

This page deals with information, services, and applications that help promote compliance with Canada's tax and regulations; including forms, publications, and guides.

Also, if you received a notification for an Interac e-Transfer that you were not expecting, contact the sender through a different communication channel to verify. If the notification comes from someone you don’t know, or you suspect it may be fraudulent, do not respond or open any attachment.

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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2018 at 1:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

    Just received one myself.... definitely looked bogus...didn't coincide with any known amount owing from the CRA. I'm passing the information on to other friends to make sure they don't get caught.


  • Posted: Jul 15, 2018 at 4:24 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Got a email for e transfer interact claiming to be from CRA.I tried to accept but access was denied.

    Very stupid on my part for even trying but it looked so real. Hopefully they did not get any info because as I said it appears on screen access denied.


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