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Canada Revenue Agency Refund Scam

If you receive an email from “Canada Revenue Agency” <revenue@agency.ca>, throw it in the trash or (better yet) label it spam. It’s a scam.

It has a Canada Revenue logo on top. It tells you there is a refund waiting for you and all you need to do is download the attached file (a web page, not a form) and open it in a web browser and follow the instructions. DON’T DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHMENT. Don’t reply to the email either.

The email may look odd to you at first when you open it because e a c h   w o r d   i s  s p e l l e d  o u t  l i k e  t h i s .  That’s to try and fool your spam software. Here’s a sample of what the message looks like…

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