We were alerted today that some individuals had received fake emails informing the recipient that he/she had received an Interac email money transfer (i.e., a surprise refund).
The emails arrive with the subject line “INTERAC e-Transfer from Canada Revenue Agency System” and appear to emanate from Interac, Dentons, or canadiantaxlitigation.com.
Those emails are a scam. If you receive one of these emails do not click any links in such emails, and do not confirm or provide any personal data.
Several concerned individuals forwarded sample emails to us:
From: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Date: October 29, 2015 at 2:56:31 PM EDT
Subject: INTERAC e-Transfer from Canada Revenue Agency System
<>Dear Tax Payer,
<>Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer (previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer).
<>Senders Message: A message was not provided
<>Expiry Date: 30 October 2015
<>To deposit your money, click here: http:/www.cra-arc.gc.ca/confirm/interac/services/REF=IDREFCASE741.28
<>2015 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Support
The CRA’s Security page is available here.
These email tax scams should be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.