FRCS advises people not to fall prey to imposters and scammers soliciting payments on behalf of FRCS

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) would like to advise Fijians that the Service does not request payments through social media or messaging apps such as Viber and WhatsApp.

FRCS has received reports of  people impersonating Customs Officers and requesting customs clearance payments through social media or messaging apps.

We wish to clarify that FRCS payments are only made to cashiers at FRCS Offices, online or through FRCS bank accounts. Additionally, FRCS only uses its social media platforms for education and awareness or to enhance the Organisation’s visibility.

Fijians should report to FRCS on 3243000 or 1326 or info@frcs.org.fj if they receive requests for any payment, including payment of taxes, duties or levies through social media or messaging apps. They should also request for copies of relevant documentation or reference numbers from those requesting payments for verification with FRCS.

FRCS is concerned about scammers impersonating FRCS Officers and swindling money out of Fijians.  The penalty for the unlawful assumption of character of a FRCS Officer is a fine not exceeding $25,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years, or both.

We wish to advise all Fijians to be vigilant and avoid becoming prey to such fraudulent activities.

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