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Beware of Fake GST Summons: Verify and Report Suspicious Communications to Avoid Fraud

  • Individuals are creating and sending fake GST summons to taxpayers
  • The fake summons may look real because they have a Document Identification Number (DIN)
  • The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) is taking steps to inform and file complaints against those involved in creating and sending fake summons
  • Taxpayers can verify the genuineness of any communication, including summons, by using the ‘VERIFY CBIC-DIN’ window on the CBIC’s website or the DIN Utility Search on the online portal of Directorate of Data Management (DDM), CBIC
  • Taxpayers who receive suspicious or possibly fake summons should report them to the concerned jurisdictional DGGI/CBIC office for verification
  • Necessary action will be taken against those responsible for these fraudulent activities.


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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