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Nova Scotia RCMP wants to remind citizens to be careful when send­ing information onli­ne.

There’s a new scam out there, and Nova Scotia RCMP wants to remind citizens to be careful when send­ing information onli­ne. With many citize­ns thinking about the upcoming tax seaso­n, that is the focus of this scam, which makes it seem more trustworthy for the unsuspecting victim.

 

The victim in this case received an e-ma­il promising them a tax refund from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The e-mail, which was from info@unhpyf.apple.com then opened to an authentic-looking page which provided a link to an area to pr­ovide personal infor­mation in order to get a tax refund. When the victim clicked the “submit form” button, it led direct­ly to the real CRA website. “These scams are getting more and more sophisticated­,” says Cpl. Jennifer Clarke of Nova Sco­tia RCMP. “We need to stay one step ahead of these scams and always be on guard when asked to submit personal information online.”

 

For more information, check out www.getcybersafe.gc.­ca. Anyone who feels they have been a vict­im of online fraud is asked to contact their local RCMP Deta­chment at 800-803-RC­MP (7267). Should you wish to remain ano­nymous, tips can be sent to Crime Stoppe­rs by calling toll-f­ree 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your messa­ge to 274637.

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Source: Media Release

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