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Posted: 14 December

The CBSP and KAS officers together with the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw dismissed another organized criminal group whose members are suspected of extorting VAT. As a result of the group's activity, the State Treasury may have lost over PLN 70 million. In total, 17 people were detained.

Police officers from the Warsaw Central Police Investigation Bureau are investigating together with the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw and...

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We are looking for a buyer / purchaser

Posted: 5 November


Our company is looking for a buyer / purchaser with minimum 5 years experience in the international trading mobility industry. 

For more info and details you can contact us at:


Thank you

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Stolen Deposit - 55K Euro

Posted: 25 September

Hello Dear Partners,

Unfortunately there are bad people in this job, and we would inform you about one more FAKE Company. 


Company name: CAPLIN KM
Contacts: Robert M.
e-mail: sales@caplinkm.com
Skype: electronic1800@outlook.com
mail: r.caplinkm@gmail.com

He has stolen : 55.014,00€

CAPLIN told us he had some stock in his logistic, we trusted him. We sent him deposit and when he received the money...

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Stolen Deposit - 23K Euros - by CAPLIN KM EOOD

Posted: 25 September

Hello dear business partners, 

"We would like to share a negative feedback regarding the company called: 

Caplin KM Eood from Sofia  Bulgaria, published address as District “Sredets” “Neofit Rilski” Str. 44 / 1000 - City of Sofia.

The representative of the company: Robert M. (Martins). 
skype id live:r.caplinkm.

I purchased from them air pods in September 2018, confirmed as a physical stock...

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The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Posted: 12 July

The Latest VAT Tribunal Cases

Hi all, this is for information.

To assist you find the latest decisions we have found the links.

Click the links below to see the decisions of the relevant cases:


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News feed - The Register

Amazon's creepy facial recog doorbell, Facebook open sources machine learning code and much more

15 December - 13:01

Plus: Listen to some new classical piano generated by an algorithm

Roundup  welcome to the last AI round up of the year; thank you for reading.…

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Brazil bested by hackers, Virgin plugs hub bugs, and France surrenders… records

15 December - 11:04

Plus, Talos critical of flawed message apps

It was pretty hectic security week, between the Sharpshooter malware attack, a massive Patch Tuesday, and yet another Facebook privacy fail.…

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Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says

15 December - 00:45

Complaint argues false pixels, notch, and measurements don't fit with ad claims

Two iPhone owners sued Apple on Friday claiming that company misrepresents the screen resolution and screen size of its recent model iPhones.…

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'Bomb threat' scammers linked to earlier sextortion campaign

15 December - 00:29

Scare tactic efforts may be the work of a single group

Yesterday's 'bomb scare' spam campaign may have been a follow-up to another infamous email extortion effort.…

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Vitamin Water gets massive publicity for new flavor: Utter BS

15 December - 00:12

Says it will give people $100,000 to ditch their smartphone. It won't

It's your lucky day: sugary soft drink maker Vitamin Water has said it will give you $100,000 if you are able to give up your smartphone for a year.…

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Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

14 December - 23:18

Utter asshats pull seven-figure heist on Save the Children Foundation

A group of criminal asswipes have managed to steal $1m from the Save the Children Foundation.…

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An AI system has just created the most realistic looking photos ever

14 December - 21:59

Computers are getting better at generating pictures of humans. This will go down well.

AI systems can now create images of humans that are so lifelike they look like photographs, except the people in them don’t really exist.…

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One year on after US repealed net neutrality, policymakers reflect soberly on the future

14 December - 21:29

Don't be daft, of course they haven't, we're still in Crazytown USA

Analysis  One year ago today, the FCC passed a controversial measure that undermined its own rules, passed just two years earlier, over net neutrality.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one: Facebook apologizes for bug leaking private photos

14 December - 20:51

Data gathering biz still having trouble keeping data secure

Facebook on Friday apologized for a bug that may have exposed exposed private photos to third-party apps for the 12 day period from September 13 to September 25, 2018.…

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Fed up with Oracle's Sith, AWS wades into Big Red's lawsuit over Pentagon JEDI contract

14 December - 20:00

Long-standing cloud enemies to do battle in the courts

AWS has intervened in Oracle's lawsuit against the Pentagon's plans to award a $10bn cloud contract to a single vendor.…

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Hot on heels of 2.0, Vivaldi 2.2 adds tab session management among other goodies

14 December - 19:00

But built-in email and mobile clients still works in progress

Only months after reaching the 2.0 milestone, the independent Chromium-based browser Vivaldi has added a bunch of useful features.…

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ZipRecruiter has been flying low: User email addresses exposed to unauthorised accounts

14 December - 18:00

Looking for work? Spammers could well be looking for you

Tinder for job-seekers ZipRecruiter has copped to a data breach after the names and email addresses of job-seekers were flung to the wind in a permissions screw-up.…

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Better get cramming... Xamarin University due to close early next year

14 December - 17:00

Orphaned cross-platform code students, your new home is Microsoft Learn

Cross-platform dev darling Xamarin is to shutter its online University in favour of Microsoft Learn as its absorption into the Windows giant continues.…

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Cloud giants, enterprise refreshes keep storage market poppin': Global sales up 20% in Q3

14 December - 16:00

IBM and Hitachi fail to surf crest of spending wave as rivals seize the day

IDC's Q3 storage tracker numbers show a tier of the tech industry growing by almost a fifth versus the same period a year ago, though not all of the big players are keeping pace. Looking at you IBM and Hitachi.…

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Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

14 December - 15:00

All the better to sell you stuff

Smart speakers will listen for your farts, yawns and sneezes and analyse it to sell you stuff, a British AI company hopes.…

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Spending watchdog points finger at Capita for 1,300 shortfall in British Army rookies

14 December - 14:00

No one knows if recruitment system will be usable once contract ends in 2022

The British Army has missed its recruitment targets by between 21 and 45 per cent each year since 2013 because of a botched project with Capita, according to a damning report released today.…

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Ofcom asks networks, ISPs: Hey, wouldn't it be nice if you let customers know the best deal once their contract's up?

14 December - 13:00

You know, they've paid for the phone a few times over now...

UK regulator Ofcom wants ISPs and networks to tell customers when their contract is up and inform them of better deals. The consultation (PDF) was launched today alongside a review of broadband prices.…

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Careful with this latest Microsoft release – tug too hard on the threads and it tends to unravel

14 December - 12:00

The Windows Christmas Jumper Day Update is here!

Those whacky guys on the Windows team have taken time out from slapping plasters all over Microsoft's flagship OS to slip a special Christmas gift under the tree of the faithful.…

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If most punters are unlikely to pay more for 5G, why all the rush?

14 December - 11:00

5G is like 3G, except this time they mean it

Analysis  5G is a technical and economical miracle that you cannot help but admire. Soon our streets will be drenched in high-speed connectivity as all kinds of far-out radio boffinry get commercialised, productised, and deployed for something useful. Many billions of pounds of other people's money will be spent here. But the mobile networks are haunted by an awkward economic reality: for all the 5G razzle-dazzle, most punters just won't pay more for it.…

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The future is bright, the future is NVMe

14 December - 10:15

It's time has come

Promo  Technical work on the first spec for Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) began in 2009 with a first version released two years later. A decade on, NVMEe’s time has come.…

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A Christmas classic: Cloudera founder asks staff to stay another day

14 December - 09:44

But y'know, maybe we will terminate positions post-merger if there's a business case

Cloudera founder Mike Olson has asked staffers to turn down recruiters' advances ahead of the firm's merger with Hortonworks – despite acknowledging there could be layoffs.…

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So you want to archive our enterprise data? Well, let's see where you fall on Gartner's magic square...

14 December - 09:06

Surprise, surprise, the execs want someone SaaSy

Mimecast headed up a crew of the usual suspects – which included Proofpoint and Microsoft – in the leaders' square of the latest Gartner magic quadrant that ranks enterprise information archivers.…

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Time for a cracker joke: What's got one ball and buttons in the wrong place?

14 December - 08:29

The user in this On Call would prefer we didn't tell...

On Call  How many sleeps 'till Christmas? We don't care, because here at El Reg, we count in On Calls, and we can tell you there are plenty to come, so fret not.…

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Razer offers freebies to gamers who descend into its coin mine

14 December - 07:01

Generate made-up currency in exchange for a different made-up currency

Gamer hardware specialist Razer is asking customers to turn their graphics cards into cryptocurrency miners in exchange for rewards points.…

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Sidecar drags itself out the grave, sues Uber for putting it there

14 December - 01:09

Cab hailing app accuses rival of predatory prices and fake bookings

An early entrant to the cab-hailing app market, Sidecar, has sued Uber claiming the cab giant used predatory pricing and fake bookings to put its rival out of business.…

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US bitcoin bomb threat ransom scam looks like a hoax say FBI, cops

14 December - 00:50

Extortion scheme gets national attention but not much in the way of funds

Police departments around the US say they've been apprised of emailed bomb threats seeking payment in cryptocurrency or else explosions will ensue.…

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Astroboffins spy a rare exoplanet evaporating before their eyes

14 December - 00:10

*Okay so it will be here for another billion years or so but it's shrinking faster than normal

Somewhere in the Cancer constellation lies a mini-Neptune sized planet that is disappearing at rate faster than ever seen before, according to research published in Astronomy & Astrophysics on Thursday.…

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US elections watchdog says it's OK to spend surplus campaign cash on cybersecurity gear

13 December - 23:38

Congresscritters now have one less excuse for getting pwned

The US Federal Election Commission has officially voted to allow members of Congress to use their campaign funds on cybersecurity protection.…

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Postmates plans rollout of autonomous delivery robots in US

13 December - 21:55

Wheeled robo-containers called Serve headed first to LA

Delivery biz Postmates on Tuesday showed off a wheeled robotic box named Serve that should soon start showing up in cities around the US, carrying goods for customers.…

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Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is

13 December - 21:05

Ingenious device, or fake bomb from 1980s cop movie?

Police in London have put away a fraudster who was using a bizarre homemade device to con people out of the contents of their bank accounts.…

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The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently

13 December - 20:51

Well, in one respect anyway

Microsoft may have taken the decision to ditch the Edge's browser engine for Google's Chromium too soon.…

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Apple to splash $10bn raisin' American bit barns

13 December - 17:23

Cupertino pats own back for forking over dollars in home country

Apple has said it will spend $10bn on data centres in the US over the next five years, and will set up a new $1bn campus in Texas.…

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Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space for the first time, lugging NASA cargo in place of tourists

13 December - 16:38

SpaceShipTwo goes faster and higher than ever before

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo took its first trip into space today as the company launched the reusable rocket-powered craft on its fourth test flight above the Mojave desert in southern California.…

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Telcos enlist Google, Amazon to help protect Europe's data from Big Tech

13 December - 16:26

Orange, DT's plan to take on firms that create 'competitive asymmetries'

Comment  Nothing sums up Europe's tech dilemma like the deep and meaningful partnership two of its biggest telcos touted this week. The CEOs of Orange (Stéphane Richard) and Deutsche Telekom (Timotheus Höttges) see more than €120bn a year flow through their combined cash tills. The two were on stage at Orange's innovation showcase in Paris to team up on AI, and they had a mission.…

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UK spam-texting tax consultancy slapped with £200k fine

13 December - 15:48

Generic privacy policies won't get you valid consent, says ICO

A London firm that sent 14.8 million spam SMSes without consent has been fined £200,000 by the UK’s data protection watchdog.…

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'Exclusive swag' up for grabs as GitLab flings bug bounty scheme open to world+dog

13 December - 15:07

Don't worry, there are cheques, too

DevOps outfit GitLab has opened its bug bounty scheme to world+dog, having paid out $200,000 last year and fixed "nearly 200 vulnerabilities reported to us".…

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Godmother of word processing Evelyn Berezin dies at 93

13 December - 13:56

Office revolutionary developed the hefty Redactron

Obit  The remarkable Evelyn Berezin, founder of Redactron, a company that successfully sold word processing systems in the early 1970s, has died aged 93.…

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Home users due for a battering with Microsoft 365 subscription stick

13 December - 13:02

Job opening at Redmond points to new consumer services

Fire up the steam-powered speculation machine! A consumer-focused Microsoft 365 subscription is inbound.…

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Taylor's gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy... fans can't shake cam off, shake cam off

13 December - 12:24

Swifties' faces scanned against DB of 'known stalkers' at US gig – reports

Spotify's one-time nemesis Taylor Swift has reportedly used controversial facial recognition tech on fans while they've been getting down to her sick beats.…

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Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

13 December - 11:35

All your activity are belong to us

Updated  A feature introduced in the April 2018 Update of Windows 10 may have set off a privacy landmine within the bowels of Redmond as users have discovered that their data was still flowing into the intestines of the Windows giant, even with the thing apparently turned off.…

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CLL '19 to span DevOps, Containers, Continuous Delivery and Serverless

13 December - 11:11

Agenda is set, blind bird tickets going soon

Events  We'll be revealing the first tranche of speakers for Continuous Lifecycle 2019 next week, meaning you have just days to save hundreds of pounds with our blind bird ticket offer.…

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The eulogising of The Mother Of All Demos at 50 is Silicon Valley going goo-goo for gurus again

13 December - 10:10

Doug Engelbart retrofitted for mystical bullsh!t

Comment  There was a time, happy days, when no one wanted to read about the titans of tech. Or so the editors at the newspapers thought.…

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Oxford startup magics up metamaterials for next-gen charging

13 December - 09:10

It doesn't make you invisible, but it could make powerups less painful

Imagine throwing your phone onto a car dashboard or table, knowing it'll power up. And imagine that tabletop or dashboard powering up several randomly aligned devices at once. Above an unassuming street in Oxford, engineers are ironing out the problems.…

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UK white hats blacklisted by Cisco Talos after smart security code stumbles

13 December - 07:01

Cisco gracefully says it won't charge for the privilege

UK security training company Hacker House briefly had its site blocked after being mistaken for malware by Cisco's security wing Talos' smart "threat intelligence" software.…

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When it comes to AI research the West is winning, the East is rising and women are being left behind

13 December - 06:01

Annual AI Index report shows competitive times ahead

The US and Europe might be top dogs in machine learning at the moment, but the East is catching up fast, helped by massive government spending.…

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Phew, galactic accident helps boffins explain dark matter riddle

13 December - 04:03

Texan-led team find ancient oddity that's full of the stuff

An accidental discovery by a team of astronomers has helped answer one of the burning questions about dark matter and where it came from.…

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Huawei exec out of jail, just as US accuses China of Marriott hack

13 December - 00:15

Tensions continue to build between two countries

The trade tensions between the US and China continue to build as American officials have accused Beijing of backing the massive Marriott data breach.…

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Kubernetes has become 'boring' and that's good, Google tells devs

12 December - 23:18

Thrill-seeking infrastructure devs accept end of caffeine-fueled ops frenzy with murmur

Kubernetes "is now very, very boring," declared Janet Kuo, software engineer at Google, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday.…

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Small American town rejects Comcast – while ISP reps take issue with your El Reg vultures

12 December - 22:47

And the FCC and AT&T claim everything is hunky dory

Just how much do you hate Comcast? Enough to spend $1m of your own money to escape its clutches?…

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It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you hackers are targeting 'nuclear, defense, energy, financial' biz

12 December - 21:37

Sharpshooter takes aim at critical infrastructure

Hackers are targetting critical infrastructure providers, including nuclear power and defense agencies, in what may be a state-sponsored attack that's hiding behind North Korean code.…

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