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Ndi Anambra warned of illegal revenue collectors



Ndi Anambra have been warned to beware of fraudsters parading themselves as revenue agents of are the state government to extort unsuspecting members of the people.

Their activities were heightened, by the shutting of some government offices in efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

These illegal tax collectors have devised some new methods which involves the use of popular media personalities especially radio presenters and social media influencers to give credence to their criminal activities.

While the criminals move about collecting illegal tolls and levies from the unsuspecting public, some  media outfits aid their operation by reporting that the illegal tax collectors are sent by the State Government in an attempt to deceive the general public.

A case in hand is that of a presenter at Onitsha based radio station was today identified as a main source of such misleading information that make the tax fraudsters look like government agents.

A statement from Anambra State Revenue Service signed by EmehBlaiz Pascal of Tax Education and Enlightenment Team called the attention of ndi Anambra to one of the fake and misleading information circulating on social media.

The statement also advised the public to disregard such story as there is no truth in it and reiterated that AIRS was among the first organizations to comply with the work-from-home directive from the state government in order to flatten the curve on COVID-19.

It further warned that government licenced tax agents cannot be seen on the field at this point in time, adding that with Gov. Willie Obiano mulling a stimulus package that will alleviate the suffering of ndi Anambra in this hard time, he cannot approve arbitrary levies.

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