Reporting Fraud to Companies House
How we can help
Companies House is an executive agency of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The function of Companies House is to receive, store and disseminate information from limited companies and certain other bodies. Please note that Companies House does not have any specific investigatory powers.
The increase in Fraud is a serious matter and we fully appreciate customer concerns and want to do all we can to assist in resolving these issues.
Please note however that we are only able to advise on issues relating to fraudulently filed statutory documents sent to Companies House, such as:
Please ensure that you provide us with full details of your complaint, including your contact details. Any allegations of fraud relating to the filing of these documents should also be reported to the police as they are the appropriate authority to deal with such matters.
If we receive a subsequent request for information from the police we will endeavour to assist them in any way we can.
Advice about different types of 'scams' such as job/work visa, escrow and lottery scams can be found on the Important Fraud Warning page.
If your complaint satisfies any of the above, you can e-mail details to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (We will aim to respond to your email within 5 working days.)
The Insolvency Service
Please note that we cannot assist with any issues that do not involve forms being filed at Companies House.
If your complaint involves the conduct of a company or its officers you should contact the Insolvency Service.
The Insolvency Service is an Executive Agency of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Company Investigations team within the Insolvency Service has the power to investigate limited companies where information received suggests corporate abuse; this may include serious misconduct, fraud, scams or sharp practice in the way a company operates.
To complain about a limited company that is still trading:
Telephone: 0845 601 3546
For further advice and support relating to matters of fraud, please visit Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting centre via their website: www.actionfraud.police.uk