GSTN has issued an alert notification dated 03rd May. 2020 to Taxpayers on
fake messages on GST Refund and to Safeguard Taxpayers from fake messages on
BEWARE of FRAUD It is trying to BAIT
taxpayers to reveal personal and bank details. DO NOT respond to messages,
mails and lookalike websites which ask for your personal details.
- Need of this Hour:
some fraudulent messages are being circulated on WhatsApp, Email and SMS,
claiming to process GST refund. some miscreants have started to take undue
advantage of Covid-19 crisis, by sending out fake messages with phishing
links. To safeguard Taxpayers this alert is much needed.
- Don't click on fake links:
· Such link takes to a portal claimed to have been developed by GSTN.
The same is fake and Government has notified only www.gst.gov.in as the
common portal, under the GST Laws.
· the taxpayers are asked to fill important information such as-
Personal details, Address, Refund Details and KYC Verification, which may
not just cause financial losses to the taxpayer but also enable such
unscrupulous elements to steal their personal data for mala fide intentions.
Kindly take note:
Do's and Don'ts regarding Refund applications
- Please be informed that GST refunds can be claimed through GST
portal www.gst.gov.in only.
- Any other source, portal with similar interface, message claiming to
process GST refunds are fraudulent.
- Please also note that GST Network does not ask personal
information, refund details and KYC verification through email, WhatsApp or
SMS or through any other website.
- Taxpayers are advised to remain cautious against such messages and
use GST portal www.gst.gov.in for refund application or any other GST
| Use only GST portal www.gst.gov.in for
|| Do not reply to any message claiming to
process GST refunds
| For any information on claiming GST
refund, checking status of the refund application read
| Do not open any link or attachment in
| Remember that GST Network never call
detailed personal information and refund details on email, WhatsApp
|| Never fill any personal detail and other
information on any platform other than GST portal for claiming
| Stay updated with News & Update section
of www.gst.gov.in for any official and authorized information
|| Do not call at the number mentioned in
| In case of any query of confusion,
please call GST helpdesk 1800-103-4786.
|| Do not trust information from any source
other than the GST portal which uses similar portal names and
In No Event The Author Shall Be Liable For Any Direct, Indirect, Special Or
Incidental Damage Resulting From Or Arising Out Of Or In Connection With The
Use Of This Information.
Written By: CS Lalit Rajput
Email: [email protected]
Ph no: +91 8802581290