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FRCS Warns Public Of Scam

FRCS Warns Public Of Scam
May 09
10:47 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) is calling on the public to take heed of individuals who are imperson­ating Revenue & Customs Service officers for personal and financial gain.

In this new development, a case of cyber­crime has emerged whereby a Revenue and Customs email address was created to email an audit notice to a business taxpayer.

“A business taxpayer received an email ti­tled ‘Audit Notice’ from a fake Revenue and Customs email account.

“Firstly, we do not send such notices through emails, but rather it is a formal let­ter on our letterhead.

“So it was easy to identify that this was a case of impersonation,” Revenue and Cus­toms chief executive officer, Visvanath Das said. “We encourage taxpayers to immediate­ly contact us to verify if they feel any suspi­cions. If any communication comes through and indicates any form of settlement or resolution outside law, it should immediately trigger suspicion and must be reported.

“Impersonating a Revenue & Customs of­ficer is an offence under the Crimes Act 2009 with a maximum penalty of 3 years impris­onment. The matter will be referred to the Fiji Police for further investigations,” Mr Das stressed.

FRCS’ official email is info@frcs.org.fj and members of the can call 324 3000 or its hot­line 1326.

Source: FRCS

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