800-959-2250
Is this real?
Is this real?
2014-06-11 18:10:06
Unknown
A message from front door intercom for someone not at this residence. She left a local ph# claiming to be from RevCan. her number 604-619-7581. Left a name, too. Dialled back again and just breathed into intercom. Freaky!
Because of crime in area, we have a policy of not answering if someone is not expected or are home and just don't hear it.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-02 05:49:52
Unknown
Got this same phishy calls and did not share any info. So I looked up the real CRA number and phoned them (general inquiries line). They looked into my account. No money owing, no issues. Gave them the numbers left by the scammers (800 959-2250 and 866-538-6181) the real CRA agent took some time to look up the numbers and said they were not CRA numbers and that it all sounded suspicious.
My gut feeling tells me these calls are a scam. If they are not a scam, then CRA has only itself to blame for a poorly thought-out system. In this day and age nobody gives out such personal info to random callers or is foolish enough to phone unlisted numbers left by persons unknown. Letters and registered letters as follow up would be less problematic. I will call the CRA again on a real listed number to triple check and ask for any record of any branch of the CRA calling. I doubt the results of this follow up call will be any different from the first.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-02 05:00:02
Unknown
LOUISE IS A SCAMMER. Note the fear-mongering technique. If you are really worried, look up the REAL CRA number and deal with REAL CRA agents, not mystery callers. Never give these mystery callers your info and never call any of these numbers they leave.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 19:41:35
Unknown
SCAM.

Here's another news article about the same issue

http://www.cochranetimes.com/2014/01/22/watch-for-revenue-canada-phone-scam
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 19:18:59
Unknown
"CRA employee" IS A SCAMMER. He neither works for the CRA, nor is he employed. He is on here to reinforce the scam along with several others.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 19:11:58
Unknown
"SARAH" IS A SCAMMER. "She" is using a scare tactic to reinforce this scam. If you are actually worried, look up the real CRA numbers yourself or visit the nearest real CRA office. Never give your SIN (or any info) to anyone who calls and never call back the scammer phone numbers they give you.
CRA always sends letters (watch out for fakes). By the way these scammers spoof call display so it shows up as GOC and displays a legit number even though they are calling from a different number.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 18:57:15
Unknown
LOUISE IS A SCAMMER. "She" is on here to bolster the scam. Never give your personal info to people who call you.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 18:53:52
Unknown
ROLLY IS A SCAMMER who knows perfectly well that they are spoofing the GOC on the call display. They can display Government of Canada and a legitimate phone number on call display even though they are calling from some cockroach infested rented room from God knows where, hoping their families never find out what they REALLY do for a living. Next time you scammers phone me, how about having the call display list it as THE EASTER BUNNY? It would be just as believable.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 18:45:14
Unknown
PL is a SCAMMER.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 18:44:12
Unknown
JOE, LOUISE, ROLLY and OTTAWADUDE and many others on here ARE SCAMMERS. Do not ever give out your SIN to anyone or call back the phony number they leave. A real CRA employee would never call for the removal of an RCMP officer. Only a scammer would as part of another sorry-a$$ lie to cover his scam. CRA sends letters (watch out for phony ones). If you're really afraid about back taxes etc, just book an appointment with a real CRA agent at your local tax office.

Ps  Born and raised in Ottawa and have several family members who really do work for CRA.
Rough Rider 1898
Rough Rider 1898
2014-04-01 18:32:29
Unknown
Ottawa Dude, Louise, Rolly and many others on here are scammers trying to get you to give up your info. If you are really worried, look up the REAL CRA numbers yourself and phone the real CRA. DON'T EVER GIVE THESE SCAMMERS YOUR PERSONAL INFO.
Daniel
Daniel
2014-03-13 02:45:51
Unknown
The phone number for debt collection and payment arrangements are on this link below and it's definitely not 1800-959-2250

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cntct/phn-eng.html
Kristine
Kristine
2014-03-13 02:41:40
Unknown
I got a call from 1800 959-2250/ They were asking to verify my address and SIN. They said theay are from CRA.
I did not provide this info and asked them to send me out in a written form whatever they need to say over the phone.
They gave me this numbr to call them back with SIN available.

I called CRA they said that they would never request my SIN to verify whether it's me or not.

The only time they will requets if you called them to question your income tax etc.


Sarah
Sarah
2014-03-10 22:32:03
Debt Collector
This is legit. I was called and given the number to call them back, which I verified and did call them at 18009592250. I had missed a tax installment payment at the 1st of the month and they were calling to make a new arrangement.  
You don't want these guys knocking at your door, better to get it sorted out and call back!
Not stupid
Not stupid
2014-03-07 00:53:31
Unknown
Really?? You can't even spell - not likely to trust your opinion!
Joe
Joe
2014-02-24 18:38:13
Unknown
Yes, I thought it was suspicious too as the caller refused to give me an employee number. I told them that I would call the CRA myself. I looked up the number online, called the CRA directly and they said that there was no reason that they would have called as my account was up-to-date.  This is likely a scam.

If you are unsure, don't give out personal info over the phone. Call back using a number you look up yourself to be certain you are speaking to the correct people.
Omg
Omg
2014-02-22 01:25:16
Unknown
Omg folly does revenue Canada really employ someone who can't write or pronounce words correctly?
Cra employee
Cra employee
2014-02-21 22:34:55
Debt Collector
Hey folks, just so you know, I work for the CRA DEBT MANAGEMENT CALL CENTER, this number is legit, if you call 1800 ocanada, they will verify the legitimacy
Deb K
Deb K
2014-02-21 22:13:31
Unknown
I just got one of those calls, and they wanted my address and date of birth.  I'm not expecting anything from CRA, I have no outstanding arrears, I have not filed my taxes for this year.  No reason for them to call...in the past, anything from CRA is in a letter.  The head of audit is my next door neighbor - I'll confirm with him.
MD
MD
2014-01-27 22:57:07
Unknown
This is a legitimate number from the CRA. You can call 1-800-OCANADA to verify it. I just had a call and told them I would call them back, I verified the number 1800-959-2257 with OCANADA, and called back and talked with someone who had legitimate information about my small business (HST number was what they asked for). All worked out now.
MT
MT
2013-09-30 19:41:30
Unknown
did you know that you can find false police reports online all the time.

The CRA does require your SIN number to access your information so you do have to give it to them over the phone.

Finally.  If the Canada Revenue Agency calls your house that is because you owe the government money
MT
MT
2013-09-30 19:37:55
Unknown
This number is legitimate.  It is the number for the Canada Revenue Agency.. CRA for short.

If you were to call any government number you will most likely get someone with a strong accent.  Not many people that work for the governement are full english speaking people.

If you do not feel comfortable giving your information to the person that calls you on the phone from that number than just call 1800 o cannada
Fred
Fred
2013-07-23 13:56:33
Unknown
Thank you for sharing your experience. I've received the same message and ask me to call back with SIN available ( the guy has a very strong accent. I'm glad I'm checking on-line before doing anything).

RCMP should tracking this case to protect people from losing their confidential information.
annie
annie
2013-07-20 01:55:40
Debt Collector
anybody know this lady from cra name m. lucier 1866-822-9996. she always saying in her system that you have outstanding balance..... what the s*** answering!
LG
LG
2013-06-13 22:00:03
Unknown
This is indeed a scan and anyone who says otherwise is part of the scam. Do not be fooled. Do not give out any information by phone. Canada Revenue Agency communicates in writing.
chip and dale
chip and dale
2013-05-13 17:17:22
Unknown
You guys owes taxes! Haha losers !
Ellen
Ellen
2013-04-14 08:21:09
Unknown
I agree with all the messages about "Scam." Revenue Canada Agency's auditors are now using these number. They create scheme to make it legit and use these numbers to call their victims to collect the payment. They are now chasing after small business people. The propose audit but they don't do audit. They check how much money you have in your bank account. Then they make calculations using fictitious numbers to make it close (less or more) than the amount you have in your bank account. So they want to clean up your bank account. They make all the papers look legit. They give you 90 days to file an appeal. As soon as they send you the paper work that seems legit, they use these numbers to start asking you to pay. When you write to the Appeal Office, they still ask you to pay but will postpone the process for 6 to 9 months. Crap... Revenue Canada officials are now robbing small business people! Their work seem legitimate though. Watch out!
sb
sb
2013-03-18 23:24:09
Unknown
Just got called today & they wanted my address & SIN. No way I'm giving that over the phone.
Rachel
Rachel
2013-03-14 20:51:33
Unknown
Here's a news article about this very issue....much debate about this number, but the media has confirmed it IS Revenue Canada...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2009/08/21/number-cra.html
racl
racl
2013-03-05 15:06:00
Unknown
i had a phone call like that too!
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