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Companies House Fraud Alert.

Police have issued advice for users of Companies House about scam attempts aimed at company owners.

Did anybody contact you claiming to be from Companies House? Did they ask for verification of your web filing authentication codes?

People have been contacted by phone, email and post to try to trick them into giving out their details.

Their staff will never phone you to ask for your filing codes. If anyone claiming to be from Companies House contacts you, ask for a phone number and call Companies House.

If anybody has tried to contact you, get in touch with Companies House on 0870 33 33 636
Minicom – 02920 381245 or by email at

Companies House is the UK registrar of companies and is an agency of the Government. If you start a company, you might need to register your company here. Companies House is the remit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. It is also a member of the Public Data Group.

If you have questions about Internet fraud, scams or Companies House Fraud Alerts then please consider asking your hosting company.

If you receive unexpected requests for information, always check with the official authority first to find out if it is real.

Emails that try to trick you into giving info or clicking on links are known as phishing emails. Find out if your email address has been leaked at “Have I been PWned“. If your email has been leaked, never reply to any emails that you have not requested.