Aug 062009
 
 August 6, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Gangs are stealing taxpayers’ passwords and submitting claims for tax refunds to be paid to them, HM Revenue and Customs has warned.

A series of attempted fraudulent claims through the self-assessment repayments system has been discovered.

No figures have been released outlining the extent of the fraud, but a HMRC spokesman said this was a new method of trying to extract money.

Read more on BBC.

Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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