As a consumer, use caution this tax season. Only use reputable firms and accountants to help file your taxes. Remember that the CRA will always send mail to notify a citizen of an issue via mail, prior to phoning them. Take care to protect your personal information and be cautious of unknown charities. Never write a cheque to a person who claims to be working for a charity and be watchful for fraudulent charities posing as well known charities, but have a slight difference in name.
BCSI investigators are experienced in dealing with suspected fraud and scams. Contact our office if you need help making sure your personal and sensitive information is secure. Similarly, if you think you have been a victim of tax related fraud, contact us and our agents will be happy to assist you.