BIR warns public vs. fake BIR personnel PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:03

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday warned the public against unscrupulous individuals claiming to be BIR personnel who tell their victims to call a certain number to settle their obligations.

In a statement, BIR said it has received a report wherein a victim received a phone call allegedly from the Office of the Deputy Commissioner-Operations informing the latter has a pending tax audit with a certain BIR office.

A BIR employee, which the agency did not name, also received similar call but upon checking with the agency he was informed that the call was a hoax.

Another person, whom the agency did not name but described as a person who personally knows a BIR Deputy Commissioner, received a similar call but “lost no time in informing the Deputy who disowned such “calls”.

The agency said the perpetrators inform their victims that he or she has violated rules on tax on compensation among others and advised the victim to call certain
numbers that include 387-44-16, 703-99-54, 408-39-47 “ purportedly to settle.”

“These numbers do not belong to the BIR, thus, if one day you are also a victim, please ask for documentary proof of the BIR assessment or letter and determine the identity of the caller and report the same to the nearest law enforcement office like the police or the NBI,” the statement said.