Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Worm Regards from Canada Revenue Agency

The other night I was enjoying a pint with friends, including fellow Canadian podcaster, Julien Smith. My iPhone vibrated in my pocket to let me know I had received a new email. The message was sent to my Two Boobs and a Baby Gmail account, which I hadn’t used since we stopped producing the show months ago.

The email was sent from Canada Revenue Agency, it was great news! The message was sent to inform me that I was owed $475.50. It was strange because Julien received the same message at the same time. Talk about luck for a couple of Canadian podcasting veterans!

The truth is that Julien and I aren’t silly enough to fall for such phishing scams. Unfortunately these shysters still exist because so many people actually do fall for this. In fact Julien has a short interview with one of them on his blog today.

Do yourself a favor and tell your friends not to fall for these emails. Never give your personal information. If the email is signed worm regards, you should probably take that as a sign too.

Dave

http://www.davemadethat.com

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  • I don't know, you could be missing out on some sweet money from the Canada Revenue Agency. Sounds sort of like the IRS here in US.

  • Unfortunately emails like these keep going around because someone, somewhere is still falling for it. Sad.

    BTW-I came in via your Tweet, which read like it was a viral campaign from CRA to get people talking about their tax returns. Can you imagine?

  • It is sad, you're right about that.
    Maybe the CRA need to hire me <kidding!>

    D

  • I don't know, you could be missing out on some sweet money from the Canada Revenue Agency. Sounds sort of like the IRS here in US.

  • Unfortunately emails like these keep going around because someone, somewhere is still falling for it. Sad.

    BTW-I came in via your Tweet, which read like it was a viral campaign from CRA to get people talking about their tax returns. Can you imagine?

  • It is sad, you're right about that.
    Maybe the CRA need to hire me <kidding!>

    D