‘UK Corporate Portal’ scam hits NW businesses
We have recently become aware of several Moore and Smalley clients who have received a letter from a German firm headed Publication of Companies and VAT Registration Numbers in the UK Corporate Portal 2013.
We are strongly warning businesses against responding to such a letter as it could lead to an annual bill of almost £800 over a period of at least three years.
The letter claims that due to a change to the “EU Economic Package” the “UK Corporate Portal” is also required to update companies’ business data as a “basic entry”.
The letter includes a form for businesses to check and sign to say their details are correct, if they wish their entry to be a “non-basic entry”. But if they do this, the small print indicates a cost of £797 will be incurred by the business, for a minimum of three years.