British police arrests a man in a HMRC fraud



HMRC UK police investigating a complex online fraud which scammed more than a million pounds from taxpayers have arrested a man in London. In June HMRC discovered "an e-crime attack" on its self-assessment system. The attack was part of a tax repayment claim fraud.

A person who lives in Poplar, east London was raided in the early hours of Thursday. He was taken to Bethnal Green police station on suspicion of fraud and money laundering.

The Met’s recently-formed Police Central e-Crime Unit (PceU) said with HMRC it is now looking into "a criminal network" thought to be behind the attack.

Separately, DCI Terry Wilson said: "This is a complex operation by the Met and HMRC and shows how such e-crime attacks and frauds are being identified and taken very seriously by both organizations."




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