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Taxman bot cometh

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by temi, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator affiliate

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    Now you cannot keep you income from webventures a secret from HM Customs and revenue any more. The taxman is now launching its own bot :

    Websites around the world are getting a new computerized visitor among the Googlebots and Yahoo web spiders: The taxman. A five-nation tax enforcement cartel has been quietly cracking down on suspected internet tax cheats, using a sophisticated web crawling program to monitor transactions on auction sites, and track operators of online shops, poker and porn sites.

    full story: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/security/0,72564-0.html?tw=wn_technology_14
     
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  3. midlandi

    midlandi Guest

    It was only a matter of time.
     
  4. temi

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    What I wonder though is if it will follow standard robot.txt file command as you can easily exclude any unwanted bots via robot.txt file.
     
  5. midlandi

    midlandi Guest

    I would say they probably will get involved with paypal etc also.
     
  6. temi

    temi Facilitator affiliate

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    Yes they will, but I don't think they can just contact paypal, first you will have to have done something wrong before they initiate investigation which may include contacting paypal.
     
  7. Robster

    Robster Guest

    Hmm interesting. However I have nothing to worry about, I file my tax return on 29th Jan every year!
     
  8. Robocop

    Robocop Affiliate affiliate

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    And i file mine on the 32nd :)
     
  9. temi

    temi Facilitator affiliate

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    I always get the £100 fine before I remeber to file mine :(
     

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