Canadians should be warned that the CRA will never ask for your Sin n=Number or other personal information since they already have it on file. Obviously, another red flag would be the CRA asking for payment via gift cards.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
Mark Feldstein and Associates and Business Review today warn Canadian taxpayers to be alert for phone calls from scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agents (CRA) requesting SIN numbers, payments for non-existent debts and threatening jail time. Ontarians should be aware that the CRA will never ask for a SIN number and is required to explain the origins of the debts without you fearing repercussions.
Several Windsor, Ontario residents were contacted over a month ago from scammers requesting payments for non-existent debts through gift cards, money wires or bank drafts. In some cases, only personal information and SIN numbers were requested. “When most people get a call from the tax man, they will listen,” says Toronto accountant Mark Feldstein, Founder of Mark Feldstein and Associates. “Yet, Canadians should be warned that the CRA will never ask for your Sin n=Number or other personal information since they already have it on file. Obviously, another red flag would be the CRA asking for payment via gift cards.”
If you or someone you know have received any suspicious phone calls from individuals claiming to be a CRA agent or for further information on fraud, visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ntcs/bwr-eng.html or call 1-800-959-8281.
Mark Feldstein & Associates, Chartered Accountants, provide a wide range of professional services to businesses and individuals. To ensure clients receive the best advice in each area, Mark Feldstein & Associates hire only seasoned specialists who, in turn, devote a good portion of their time to upgrading their skills through in-depth professional development. Mark Feldstein has been practicing public accounting and specializing in voluntary disclosure since 1982. He has experience in a wide variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, importing and exporting, wholesale distribution, technology, restaurants, law firms, engineering firms, architecture firms, education, IT consultants, wealth preservation planning, forensic investigations, internet service providers and construction.
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