CRA refund for ME?

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Here’s an email I received from Canada Revenue Agency. It is hysterical. The mistakes are a hoot… and the idea that I would send them my PIN number. Did you know the government is saving money by using Gmail accounts? I especially like the final salutation. It’s very telling!

Dear Citizen,

After the last anual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund
of $475.20

From 2009, we process refunds through your VISA / Mastercard
Please fill the form below and e-mail it to or
simply reply it from this curent e-mail !

First Name:
Last Name:
Postal Code:
Home Phone Number:
Mother’s Maiden Name:
Date of Birth:
Social Insurance Number:
Credit/Debit Card Number:
Expiration date [ MM/YYYY ] :
Card Verification Code:
Card Signature/ATM PIN:
Bank Name:

We are asking for your personal information to ensure we access the correct
account, enabling us to provide the tax return.

Internal Revenue Code Section 6105 allows us to request your Social Insurance
Number, Credit/Debit Card number, Expiration Date, Cvv Code ( located on the back of
your card ) and ATM PIN CODE for use in maintaining and accessing tax return

If you do not enter complete and valid information we cannot provide tax return.

Worm Regards,
Canada Revenue Agency


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