Companies House is currently being used in a scam email campaign.
An annual return email purporting to be from companies house contains malware. Malware (malicious software) is a program designed to access your computer with criminal or dishonest intent. The attachment to the email is called Submission_xxxx.zip.
Below is the email received by ecommweb:
You should delete the email immediately, please share this page to spread the word!
Companies House has published the following warning:
“Please be aware that Companies House will never ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email.
If you have any doubt that an email you receive from Companies House is genuine, please do not follow any links, open any attachments, disclose any personal details or respond to it. Please forward it to Companies House at email@example.com then delete it.”
For security advice from Companies House see here.