Stolen passwords for UK tax returns

By | August 13, 2009

In the UK it has been reported that passwords for completing online tax returns are being stolen. It is thought this is being done by people stealing paperwork (including finding paperwork in the trash and other means) or tricking people to hand over details.

Then the thief or whoever receives the stolen logon details are completing tax returns online and stealing the rebates. i.e. have the money sent elsewhere.

Ref: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8186509.stm