Reporting fraud about a company to Companies House

How to report suspected fraudulent company activity to Companies House and find out what action they can take.



This guide covers information on:

  • what we can do
  • who you should report fraud to
  • fraud and scams we know about
Published 24 November 2014
Last updated 6 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. New example of fake invoice added to known fraud and scams.
  2. Bogus letter scam added.
  3. Phishing email ending added to the list of scam emails.
  4. Guidance added on appointments and addresses being used without consent
  5. New scam mail address added.
  6. We've been made aware of some customers receiving phishing scam emails disguised to look like our eReminder requests. We've updated our advice.
  7. New domains added to emails not used by us.
  8. is not connected to, or endorsed by, either Companies House or GOV.UK and the fee requested is not required to keep the company registered at Companies House.
  9. New domain added to emails not used by Companies House.
  10. Telephone scam warning updated
  11. Scam emails list updated
  12. Company register payment requests updated
  13. Welsh translation added
  14. Company added to 'company register payment' section.
  15. Company added to 'company register payment' section.
  16. Updated advice regarding fraudulent 'Document Order' emails
  17. Updated due to new email scam
  18. New company added to 'company register payment' section.
  19. Information added on penalty payment scam
  20. Information added on suspicious job adverts
  21. Latest bogus email added.
  22. Information added about further support on property fraud.
  23. Company register payment scam added to fraud that Companies House knows about
  24. First published.