It failed on a few areas:
- Subject was 'recalculation of you tax refund'. They used 'you' instead of 'your'
- It was addressed to 'Dear Applicant' rather than my proper name.
- The URL provided did not end in GC.CA, but, to a COM site which the Government of Canada does not use.
- I had already got my tax refund and I know that the CRA does not have my main email address for correspondence as I prefer hard-copy rather than email from them.
- Name and Adress
- Date of Birth
- Mother's maiden name
- Phone number
- email address
Again, if you get an email that claims to be from the government, bank, insurance company or anyone else asking you to key in personal information do not ever use the attached URL, go to their site yourself (using a link you know is legit).