Companies House Warning On Bogus Emails

Protect your personal and financial details – advice to ensure you don’t become a victim of scam emails.

Companies House has issued a warning after a large number of phishing emails portraying to be from Companies House have been reported. You should be suspicious of unsolicited emails, even if they look like they’re from a trusted source.

Companies House will never ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email.

Examples of phishing emails

Companies House have published a number of examples of these types of scam emails with subjects including:

  • company complaint submitted using the Companies House WebFiling
  • confirm acceptance or rejection of annual return submission
  • update your company details – compulsory Companies House WebFiling update

What should I do if I receive a phishing email?

  1. If you receive an email you doubt is genuinely from Companies House do not click on any links or open any attachments.
  2. Do not disclose any personal details or respond to the email.
  3. Forward the email to Companies House at
  4. Delete the email.

You can read further information and security advice on the Companies House website.

See nibusinessinfo’s page on avoiding scams in nibusinessinfo‘s guide on IT security.