(Business in Cameroon) - In this period of high demand for revenue stamps, due to the launch of several exams to enter the public service administration which draw hundreds of thousands of young Cameroonians, fraudsters seem to have decided to seize the opportunity provided by the situation. Indeed, we can note on the ground, several candidates to the various exams for the public service had their applications rejected, because they carried fake tax stamps.
Taking advantage of the lack of vigilance on the part of applicants, some stamp sellers and other salesmen posted around the public units regularly visited by candidates, affix fake stamps on the applications. Rather than seeing the amount FCfa 1,000 written on these stamps, one can read 0000.
This practice consists in making the unsuspecting applicants believe that their applications have been stamped using the official price, and funnelling the money away from the State’s coffers. Based on several consistent testimonies, many potential civil servants have already fallen prey to these scammers.