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We have recently been informed by some of our clients about a convincing scam letter that has been in circulation, notifying limited companies to pay £190 to make their business details visible on the web, to attract more trade.

It’s a scam. The branded letter states, ‘go to and pay for the publication of your company. Lack of payment will result in lack of entry in the Register of Companies.’

The letter convincingly displays a logo of the so-called ‘Registrar of Companies’. If you receive a letter of this kind, we advise you to disregard it, and dispose of it.

You can view an example of the letter here.

Companies House

Your company incorporation is filed with Companies House, this is the only official government body that manages limited companies, not ‘Registrar of Companies.’

Companies House, ‘incorporates and dissolves limited companies, registers the information companies are legally required to supply, and makes that information available to the public.’

The official government website allows you to access company information for free, including:

  • company information, e.g. registered address and date of incorporation
  • current and resigned officers
  • document images
  • mortgage charge data
  • previous company names
  • insolvency information

You can access this service here.

We offer unlimited support as part of our all-inclusive accountancy package, so if you are unsure about the validity of any forms of communication, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0330 024 0406 or email