CIRA has recently reported a phishing attack that is targeting .CA registrants by email and using images from the CIRA website. If you do receive an email from CIRA asking for any type of payment, please disregard it, as CIRA will never ask you for any type of payment.
CIRA has taken to their website to discuss this scam:
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of a phishing scam, using images from the CIRA website, which is designed to collect personal information, including credit card numbers. This is a targeted phishing attack. CIRA is advising Internet users that CIRA does not ask for credit card information, as all registrations are performed through Registrars.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake website by using an authentic looking email in an attempt to steal passwords, account information or other sensitive data.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the organization that manages Canada’s .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.
To find out more please visit CIRA’s Website or call our support team at 1-866-221-7878 if you have any questions or concerns.