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Fake Companies House email?

Fake Companies House email?

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PurpleMoonlight

Original Poster:

6,554 posts

69 months

Thursday 12th September 2013
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tJust received this supposedly from webfiling@companieshouse.gov.uk:

"This message has been generated in response to the company complaint submitted to Companies House WebFiling service.

(CC01) Company Complaint for the above company was accepted on 12/09/2013.

The submission number is X5KBR0DHCN6ZW18

Please quote this number in any communications with Companies House.

All WebFiled documents are available to view / download for 10 days after their original submission. However it is not possible to view copies of accounts that were downloaded as templates.

Not yet filing your accounts online? See how easy it is...

Note: reference to company may also include Limited Liability Partnership(s).

Thank you for using the Companies House WebFiling service.

Service Desk tel +44 (0)303 5463 358 or email enquiries@companieshouse.gov.uk

Note: This email was sent from a notification-only email address which cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply directly to this message."


CC01 is not a complaint form and attached to the email is a 7.2kb complaint file, needless to say I haven't opened the attachment.

Anyone else received one?

Edited by PurpleMoonlight on Thursday 12th September 13:37

Simpo Two

66,659 posts

177 months

Thursday 12th September 2013
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Google doesn't recognise the phone number, and the real e-mail address is shown at http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/contact/contactUs... - it has a hyphen in it.

MrReg

1,795 posts

134 months

Thursday 12th September 2013
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We're receiving ten a day. The giveaway is the zip file attached.

PurpleMoonlight

Original Poster:

6,554 posts

69 months

Thursday 12th September 2013
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There are some sad people out there .....

rolleyes

jonamv8

1,581 posts

78 months

Thursday 12th September 2013
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MrReg said:
We're receiving ten a day. The giveaway is the zip file attached.
Same and others that are similar, loads every day getting annoying.
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Vixpy1

42,176 posts

176 months

Thursday 12th September 2013
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yes the zip file is the giveaway

LooneyTunes

3,632 posts

70 months

Friday 13th September 2013
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jonamv8 said:
MrReg said:
We're receiving ten a day. The giveaway is the zip file attached.
Same and others that are similar, loads every day getting annoying.
I just had one come in. Must confess, it's the first one that's nearly got me but the zip was indeed the giveaway.

Must be lots doing the rounds, as it's the first thing you get told about when you call the proper companies house helpline.

Simpo Two said:
Google doesn't recognise the phone number, and the real e-mail address is shown at http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/contact/contactUs... - it has a hyphen in it.
BUT, the address (on the companies house website) for phishing enquiries has NO hyphen: http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/securityAdvice/in...