Companies House are warning that some people have received fraudulent emails claiming to be from them.
A spokesman said: “We’re aware that some customers have received suspicious emails about company complaints. These emails are not from us. The email is sent from ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ with the following message:
“If you receive any emails from this sender, forward them to email@example.com as soon as possible. Do not open any attachments.”
He added: “If you receive a suspicious email, you should report it to us immediately. Do not disclose any personal information or open any attachments. Companies House will never ask for your authentication code.”
You can read Companies House guidance on reporting fraud by going to its website – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reporting-fraud-about-a-company-to-companies-house