The Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) says some faceless persons are perpetrating fraud by calling owners of companies and businesses requesting them to send various sums of money through a mobile Money account to renew their business names.
According to the Department, these calls are from scammers.
“We wish to state that the Department has not authorised any group of persons or an individual to make such a request on behalf of the Department.
“The general public must, therefore, disregard any such calls as the Department does not interact with defaulting clients through such means but rather through Publications in the Print and Electronic media as well as sending Text messages to notify our clients,” the Registrar-General’s Department said in a statement.
The statement said steps have been taken to investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
Below is how the statement read:
“We are reminding Companies and Partnerships that have not as yet filed their Annual or Nil Returns and Group Account of External Companies that were registered as far back as 1963 to 2018 to do so on or before Tuesday 31st December 2019.
“Additionally, all Directors, Secretaries and Shareholders of Companies that have not updated their records into the new database e-Registrar are expected to obtain individual Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), as well as update the company records at the Department.
“We wish to reiterate that the filing of Annual Returns is mandatory as stated in Section 122 (1&2) of the Companies Act, 1963, (Act179), “that a Company shall file its Annual Returns eighteen (18) months after Incorporation and once, at least in every year thereafter”.
“The General public are to note that all payments by Businesses/Companies and Partnerships should be paid at the Department’s on-site Bank, Fidelity Bank Limited and NOT to any individual.