Jonathan Wilkinson

Your member of parliament for


North Vancouver

Jonathan Wilkinson

Your member of parliament for


North Vancouver

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Slam the Scam! – A message from the Canada Revenue Agency

Slam the scam – Protect yourself against fraud

Do you and your loved ones know how to identify a scam call, email, text or mail?

If you get a text message saying you received a deposit for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Beware it is a scam!

Do not reply or click on the link, delete the text and warn others.

Make sure you have the right link or number before you apply. Here are the two ways to apply:

  • Online at Canada.ca/Coronavirus
  • By automated toll-free phone at 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041 (bilingual)

Be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.

To identify legitimate communications from the CRA, be aware of these guidelines and know what to expect when the CRA contacts you.

Report a scam

By phone
Call the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre to report a scam
Telephone number
1-888-495-8501
Hours
Monday to Friday: 10am to 4:45 EST
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

More available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html