ID thieves try to steal millions from U.K. taxman


The British government has come under fire after it emerged ministers have known for months that criminals were using stolen identities to make fraudulent online tax credit claims worth millions of pounds.

HM Revenue and Customs, the U.K.'s tax authority, was warned about the flaw more than six months ago. However, it only closed the tax credit Web portal down last week after it discovered criminals had used the identities of 1,500 government employees at the Department of Work and Pensions to make fraudulent claims. ID thieves try to steal millions from U.K. taxman | Tech News on ZDNet

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