Companies House Register
Business Identity Fraud
At the present moment, between fifty and one hundred cases of Business Identity Fraud occur each month. There are a number of precautions that you should take to combat Identity Fraud and the Companies House Register suggest:
(1) Use Companies House Register WebFiling, the online filing service, which is safer and a more secure way to submit statutory information than using paper forms. Registration is required to obtain a security code, which is issued by email, with an authentication code then dispatched by post to the companies registered office. Information can then be forwarded electronically.
(2) PROOF (Protected Online Filing) - Once you have your authentication code, you can then register for the PROOF filing service. This service is designed to reduce online company identity fraud even still further. The Companies House Register will then only accept electronically submitted forms relating to changes of registered address or company director changes. Paper forms will not be accepted unless you authorise it.
(3) Company Monitor - The monitor service enables you to monitor your own company filings and others at the Companies House Register, ensuring you become instantly aware of any potential fraudulent filing.
The Companies House Register address is: