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Centre should probe alleged leak of confidential data from ICEGATE

The CBIC has cautioned the public that fraudulent persons posing as Customs officers are using phone calls/SMSes, with specific intent to extract money by causing fear of immediate penal action

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TNC Rajagopalan

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In a welcome move last Monday, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) started a campaign against frauds committed in the name of Indian Customs.

It should start a similar campaign to clear the name of ICEGATE (Indian Customs Electronic Data Exchange Gateway) that is besmirched due to suspicions of leaking confidential data of importers/exporters.
 
The CBIC has cautioned the public that fraudulent persons posing as Customs officers are using phone calls/SMSes, with specific intent to extract money by causing fear of immediate penal action. The fraudsters, initially masquerading as couriers, contact the targeted
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First Published: Jun 23 2024 | 11:55 PM IST

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