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UK Customs & Excise Web Robot to seek out VAT fraud

     
4:19 pm on May 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has developed Web Robot, an advanced search engine designed to track down online VAT evasion.

UK Customs & Excise Web Robot to seek out VAT fraud [computing.co.uk]

1:35 am on June 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Those evil people will have real robots soon patrolling the high streets and industrial estates.
3:18 pm on June 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if this robot will honor the robots.txt file.
3:44 pm on June 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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1 million? Is it worth their effort? I think this may be a scare story
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With the the robots.txt file do you have to specify specific robots... if so how would you find out what the robot is called?!
7:20 pm on June 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I could think of a few choice names....