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Watch out for online tax scam

As we head into the home stretch with tax season, there’s a warning from a police force in Northern Ontario to watch for a tax scam.  Police in Sault Ste. Marie say homeowners in their city are getting e-mails that look like they’re from the Canada Revenue Agency.  The e-mail provides a link for people to pay their taxes through an electronic money transfer.  Police say if you do that, you’re actually sending money to a con artist.  The CRA is aware of the scam and is not the e-mail sender adding it never asks for money this way.

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