I monitor who is calling me and will not answer those from unknown, unrecognized, or suspicious numbers. If it's important, there is voicemail.
People are also reporting receipt of e-mails that purport to pertain to a refund, asking you to click on a link - DON'T do it! Here's a link to an article: http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/canada-r ... -1.2296220
Police services in Sudbury, ON recently reported the arrest of 70 individuals in a call centre in India employing some 700 people - https://sudbury.lokol.me/p/117744
A reminder from the article:
The CRA will not do the following:
* Send email with a link and ask you to divulge personal or financial information; (Exception: If you call the CRA to request a form or a link for specific information, a CRA agent will forward the information you are requesting to your email during the telephone call. This is the only circumstance in which the CRA will send an email containing links.)
* Ask for personal information of any kind by email or text message;
* Request payments by prepaid credit cards;
* Give taxpayer information to another person, unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer; and
* Leave personal information on an answering machine.