I received what on the surface looked like a very welcome e-mail today from the Government of Canada, Specifically from the Canada Revenue Agency. Specifically, it looked like this:
I was thrilled… and then I remembered that anything that looks too good to be true probably is.
- The e-mail address it came in from bears no resemblance to a Canadian Government address;
- The CRA has my bank information.
- I owe the CRA money. Yes, I may be entitled to a refund for this year, but that refund would not be deposited to my account, rather it would be applied to what I owe them.
To make a long story short: This is just one more example of a group of feckless losers (i.e.: Those losers completely devoid of all traces of feck) preying on the ill-informed.
In short: DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK!
Have a great week-end!