DGFT issues Advisory on Fake Email IDs/Websites claiming to be Govt officer responsible to DGFT/GSTN Refunds [Read Advisory]

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The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on June 11, 2020, issues advisory on fake Email IDs/Websites/Persons claiming to be government officer responsible for DGFT/GSTN refunds or providing services for issuance of Import and Export Code (IEC) and other services of DGFT.

The trade stakeholders are being allegedly misled by bogus websites claiming to provide services rendered by DGFT including claiming to help in the issuance of IEC. Some of these fake websites are registered in the domain names of *.org, *.com &*.in. Engaging in such a platform by the importer/exporter may result in possible fraud. Trade stakeholders are requested to avoid sharing any information on these websites.

“In order to contain these issues, trade stakeholders are advised to avoid accessing and engagement with such websites and platforms. Trade stakeholders are also requested to avoid sharing any information and making payments on these platforms,” the trade notice said.

The official website of the DGFT for applying for IEC and other services is https://dgft.gov.in.

Trade stakeholders can bring to notice, cases of such persons/websites/ platforms/providers to the DGFT Helpdesk at the toll-free number 1800-111-550 or by sending details via email at dgftedi@nic.in.

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