Bogus Companies House Emails

We are aware of a recent increase in the number of so-called phising emails claiming to be from Companies House. These typically have a subject similar to "Your company's accounts are due by 31/05/2017" and will have a file attached or linked.

If you receive an email like this, do not follow any links or open attachments - you should forward the email to

According to Companies House:

We’re aware of suspicious emails being sent that claim to be from Companies House. These emails haven’t been generated by us.

Some emails might have an attachment, such as a Word doc, and may ask you to enter an authorisation code. Don’t open any attachments and forward any such emails to

In addition, if you use Office 365, any junk or phising emails can be forwarded to Microsoft to improve their Exchange Online Protection filtering:

  1. Create a new, blank email
  2. Address the email to (for junk email) or (for phising or scam email)
  3. Copy and paste the bogus email into the new email as an attachment
  4. Click send


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