A new CRA e-mail scam involving e-transfers of funds is being sent around. This is a phishing scam. The Canada Revenue Agency is aware of fraudulent email communication and has released a notice on their website:
"Canadians are reminded that the CRA will only send payments by direct deposit or by cheque - NEVER by INTERAC e-transfer" - http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ntcs/bwr-eng.html
**Content of the CRA scam e-mail**
From: Canada Revenue Agency <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/06/2015 07:36 AM
Subject: [BULK] Canada Revenue Agency Tax Refund Alert
Just to let you know...
After the last annual summary of your fiscal activity we have determined
that there is a glitch on your tax calculation, as a result, you are
eligible to receive a refund of 478.00 CAD.
What do i have to do ? You can start a refund trace online.
Take a look at our online tax refund form in attachment files and provide
2575 Ste Anne Boulevard
G1J 1Y5 QC Quebec
**Below is a screenshot of the attachment**