Beware Of Bogus Customs Officers - JKDM

Last update: 14/01/2018

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Customs Department warned the public to be wary of individuals claiming to be their officers out to collect the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Its director-general, Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam said this followed the arrest of a 42-year-old man in Johor Bahru last week for attempting to deceive a person to make GST payment to him.

"When in doubt, demand for his authority card. Those who cannot show authority cards are definitely bogus officers," he told reporters after an event at SJKT Bukit Serampang Indah, officiated by Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed here, today.

He said it was not the department's standard operating procedure (SOP) to collect GST via its officers adding payment could only be made at the office counter or via online.

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