“Sophisticated criminal gangs” behind spate of identity hijacks; investigation ongoing as HMRC warns people to be careful with sensitive ID details. Technology correspondent Jon Wilcox reports. Online fraud is nothing new for HMRC; phishing scams claiming to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs have flooded email inboxes since the government department’s creation back in 2005. The government department today issued a warning to agents and individuals to protect their security information, in light of a new fraud whereby criminals make fraudulent claims through the use of intercepted passwords and identification details.
HMRC issues warning over stolen ID data
6th Aug 2009