Some practitioners have received emails purporting to be from Companies House
ACCA is aware that some practitioners have received suspicious emails about company complaints. These emails are not from Companies House.
The emails may be sent from email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or others.
The message has the Companies House logo and says that a company complaint was submitted or company complaint was accepted.
It gives a fraudulent email address to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a fraudulent phone number, +44 (0)303 1234 700.
If you receive a similar email, please verify the sender’s email address and, if it looks suspicious, report it to Companies House by emailing email@example.com as soon as possible.
Do not disclose any personal information or open any attachments. Companies House will never ask for your authentication code.
More information on reporting fraud to Companies House is available if you need further guidance.
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