No good deed goes unpunished, and registering your company, and starting your business aren`t exceptions. If you`ve recently started your own business and registered your company with Companies House, embrace yourselves with scam letters. Letters that look astonishingly like legit correspondence from HMRC or companies house yet aim only to scam you. Hence the name con-man, meaning "convincing man". We have also received a letter like the one below, attempting to extort money out of one of our clients.
Thanks to our registered office address service, the client has been using our office in Bishopsgate as the correspondence address and didn`t have to be plagued with the below piece of defraud.
The said con-company`s website looks genuine, displaying a convincing-looking dashboard of software and faking some imaginary customer reviews. Overall, the website is perfectly designed to fraud you.
The letter below starts with “…to ensure your company records are secure…” you need to take the next steps, which doesn`t exist in real life because as soon as you incorporate your business with Companies House, your data is secure and tucked in the government department. In another words, you do not have to pay anything extra to any outsourced entity to secure it.
The scam letter continues giving you so-called instructions to extort your money from you, and the first step as you can see is to get you land on their website and give them your data.
If you receive any scam letters like the one below do not hesitate to contact to Companies House`s Scam guideline and ring them.
Having said that if you don`t want to deal with any of these money-grabbing scammers out there, you can always get our registered office address service to by-pass dangerous correspondences like this one here.