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
- Monday to Friday: 10am to 4:45 EST
- Saturday and Sunday: Closed