Reporting Fraud to Companies House
Companies House is an Executive Agency of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The function of Companies House is to incorporate and register companies, take action against companies that fail to deliver documents under the Companies Act 2006 and make data available to the public.
Companies House has no Investigatory Powers and is therefore unable to investigate allegations of fraud. If you suspect fraudulent activity you should report the details to the Police as they are the appropriate authority to deal with such matters. However we work closely with Law Enforcement Authorities feeding information to them and assisting them with their inquiries.
If you have concerns about:
Please provide full details of your complaint including your contact details so that we are able to correspond with you to firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice about different types of "scams" such as job/work, escrow and lottery scams can be found on the Important Fraud Warning page.
Please be advised: We will not become involved in disputes that occur within your company between officers either past or present or shareholders. It is your responsibility to sort out your differences outside of the remit of The Registrar and file the appropriate documentation with him. If a solution cannot be reached you will need to seek you own independent legal advice.
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