Council warns local businesses of 'Register of Companies' scam

Denbighshire County Council is alerting people to a new scam where businesses are contacted soon after registering with Companies House to pay a “fee”.

The letter from Register of Companies and Businesses purports to be linked to Companies House claiming the recipient is required to “confirm their registration”. 

The company request a fee of £190, and the implication is that this is required as part of the Companies Registration, when that is not the case. The Council is aware of at least one company locally who have been contacted in this way.

For more information regarding this scam, or to report receipt of such a letter, please visit the National Fraud and Cyber Crime website at:www.actionfraud.police.uk   

People can also contact Citizens Advice on 03454 040506 or Action Fraud on  0300 123 2040 for advice.

 

Posted on Tuesday 18th April 2017