It's a headline that appears all too often. Fraudsters posing as agents from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) call innocent Canadians saying they owe back taxes. The call sometimes includes a threat of arrest if they don't pay up. In 2015, 763 Canadians reported being defrauded by this scam, with losses totally $2.5 million. These figures tell only part of the story, however, as the majority of victims do not file reports.
Read on to learn some high-tech and low-tech tips to help you defeat fraud.