A friend drew my attention to a scam letter received apparently requiring them to complete a form recording their company details for a Register on behalf of Companies House. That led me to an article describing what is claimed to be something very similar: Commercial Register scam on Small Businesses demanding €993. According to the article:
- the initial letter looks official and as if it was from Companies House
- most people can’t recall seeing any terms and conditions or mention of a payment
- some people have alleged that their signatures have been scanned and then printed on a different contact
While I can’t vouch for the accuracy and detail of that report, it’s certainly the case that Registry Scams are specifically noted in an article on reporting scams to Companies House: Guidance – Reporting fraud to Companies House.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Check Chain Mail and Hoaxes authored by David Harley. Read the original post at: https://chainmailcheck.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/commercial-registry-scams/