URGENT PUBLIC NOTICE
It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue that some unscrupulous persons are sending e-mail messages to innocent internet users calling upon the recipient to deposit/remit a facilitation money of Rs.38,892/- in order to obtain the prize money of US $ 491000 from the Canadian Coco-Cola company. The said unscrupulous persons are fraudulently using the name of Finance Minister and of Smt. Renu Jain working as a Director, Department of Expenditure in the Ministry of Finance on the purported letter head of Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue.
2. The general public is hereby advised not to take cognizance of any such letter or e-mail received from unscrupulous persons claiming to have backing of the Ministry of Finance or any of its officers. It is further clarified that no officer of any of the Departments in the Ministry of Finance has been authorized to sign any letter whatsoever either on behalf of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance or any of the organizations in the Ministry for certifying receipt of demand drafts/cheques in respect of the above mentioned prize money from the Canadian Coco-Cola Company or any other company.
Issued by – Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Revenue,