However, Service Canada and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre have confirmed these calls are fraudulent and that fraudsters are masking their phone number with legitimate government phone numbers in an effort to gain access to personal or financial information. …
Does CRA ever contact you by phone?
“Yes the CRA may ask you questions, but they aren’t going to call you and ask for personal information. If you call them, they may ask for personal information as a way to identify you, it is part of their authentication protocol, but they would not call you for that information,” she said.
Does Service Canada call you to suspend your SIN number?
Service Canada will never call someone and state that their SIN will be or is suspended. That’s a scam.
Does the Canadian government call you?
The CRA does indeed call Canadians who owe tax to the government. … “A collections officer may call you to discuss your file and ask you to make a payment.
Does the government call you about Social Security?
Social Security may call you in some situations but will never: Threaten you. Suspend your Social Security number.
Fraudsters may call and tell you that your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is linked to a fraudulent account or criminal activity and then demand that you either: Verify or provide your personal information. Withdraw money and deposit it into a “safe account” or to a representative.
Why is CRA calling me?
One reason we may contact you is if we are reviewing your income tax and benefit return. You may receive a letter or phone call telling you your income tax and benefit return is being reviewed. If you’re registered for email notifications, we will send you an email telling you your letter is available in My Account.
Why does Service Canada call you?
A CRA officer may call you to ask you for the missing returns. the CRA has questions about the tax and benefit records or documents you sent. A CRA officer may call you for more information. you are a small business and the CRA is offering a Liaison Officer visit.
Does CRA ask for sin?
The CRA does not ask you to provide personal information by email. Be suspicious if you are ever asked to pay taxes or fees to the CRA on lottery or sweepstakes winnings. You do not have to pay taxes or fees on these types of winnings. These requests are scams.
How do I know if my SIN is compromised?
An indication that your SIN is being used fraudulently is when you receive a Notice of Reassessment from the Canada Revenue Agency concerning undeclared earnings. This means that another person has used your SIN for employment purposes or to receive other taxable income.
Who do I call about my SIN number?
If everything is in order, you will obtain your SIN at the time of your visit. To find the nearest Service Canada Centre, visit our website at Find a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232). IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you apply in-person at a Service Canada Centre, this application form is not required.
How do I know if my Social Security number is being used?
at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) or go to: www.identitytheft.gov/ To order a copy of your Social Security Administration earnings and benefits statement, or to check whether someone has used your Social Security number to get a job or to avoid paying taxes, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/statement/.