Friday, 10 December 2010

Photoshop fraud - Act II

Thanks to Matt for finding this one.

The fraudster in this case is impersonating Premier Trade UK Ltd. But for some reason has decided to expand Companies House into Europe with some natty red text photoshopped on top...























Matt said:

"After reading info on your site, I would like to report the following (see attached) as providing red flags in all the suspected areas of suspicion (Western Union, great offer, 070 number, poorly worded adverstisement and emails, disputable information about the company's incorporation date and name of director).  I did not purchase anything, so there is no loss and no further hard evidence.

The ad below can be found, almost identical, in more than 10 other countries under some kind of "free classifieds"

http://www.publicaperu.com/1/posts/12_Telefonia/187_Celulares/20058_For_Sale_BlackBerry_Tour_9630_BlackBerry_Bold_9700_Apple_iPhone_4GS_32GB.html

Please advise your clientele and post on your site and blog."

Keep them coming in, but never forget in 99.9% of cases the company is also a victim.

Monday, 22 November 2010

The email addresses most used for fraudulent transactions

We have a list of all the domains most likely to be used by fraudsters for their email addresses. Comprising of more than 350 domains our list includes domains used by fraudsters against ukdata.com, most used 419 scammers addresses and some surprising domains which are used because they are free but sound very plausible.


We are not posting them here but if you run an ecommerce website and would like to build your own exclusion list, simply email us and we will send you a copy.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Short URL's - smaller, faster, better.

Link directly to company detail pages using a new short code.

On any company page, click 'link to this company' and then copy the URL to your blog or website, or share it by email or chat. These links are permanent and will not time expire. 



See this example on ukdata.com

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Fraudster uses photoshop shock!

We received a complaint from an individual that we had given a good credit rating to a company who then defrauded him. Disregarding the fact that a good credit score bears no relation to being defrauded, we asked for a copy of the report so we could find out which company it was. Sadly, there was no report, the victim had been sent here:


http://dakarlimited.yolasite.com/

and at the bottom of the website, the fraudster had 'created' his own report:


We post so much on this blog about fraud and in our help pages that it seems hard to see what else we can say to people to stop this kind of fraud. All suggestions welcome....




Monday, 8 November 2010

Insolvencies - trending downwards?

STATISTICS RELEASE: INSOLVENCIES IN THE THIRD QUARTER 2010


There were 3,974 compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations in total in England and Wales in the third quarter of 2010 (on a seasonally adjusted basis).  This was a decrease of 2.2% on the previous quarter and a decrease of 13.9% on the same period a year ago. 






This was made up of 1,126 compulsory liquidations (which are down 3.2% on the previous quarter and down 12.6% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year), and 2,847 creditors voluntary liquidations (which are down 1.8% on the previous quarter and down 14.4% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year). 


Additionally, there were 1,141 other corporate insolvencies in the third quarter of 2010 (not seasonally adjusted) comprising 349 receiverships, 633 administrations and 159 company voluntary arrangements. In total these represented a decrease of 27.7% on the same period a year ago.  Within this, administrations were down 35.0%. 


Source: Insolvency Service

Saturday, 9 October 2010

There are two kinds of statistics

“There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up”
Rex Stout, English Writer, 1886-1975.

So I thought I would make one up:

Did you know that over 35% of the typos made when entering a web address are at the end of the address?

Typing .co or .cm for example instead of .co.uk or .com

With ukdata.com it makes no difference - try it today:

http://ukdata.cm
http://ukdata.co

UPDATE - just to add to our attention deficit we have also resolved wwww.ukdata.com and ww.ukdata.com to the website, just in case some of the 35% were mistakes at the beginning of the web address.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Company monitoring emails duplicating changes

You may have noticed some monitoring emails have gone a bit wrong today and are being sent out with multiples of the same alert. Many apologies to those affected.

If you receive an alert like this:

Credit Report Changes
---------------------
02/10/2010 - Credit limit change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Credit limit change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Credit limit change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Credit limit change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change
02/10/2010 - Credit limit change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change

it really means :

02/10/2010 - Credit limit change
02/10/2010 - Risk score change

The problem is being investigated but the alerts themselves are genuine, just we have some kind of back end problem when generating the emails.

Fraud is simple in most cases

At ukdata.com we receive hundreds of emails about fraud of all types and over the years have built up a series of help pages to try and prevent people being ripped off. Most of it is common sense and the majority of the people we help read our fraud prevention pages, make some inquiries of the seller (usually when buying an iPhone) and discreetly bail out of the purchase.

Who knows, some of them may even head down to an Apple/Mobile Phone store, buy the real thing and be glad they didn't lose their money.

Several years ago I blogged that the frauds are usually obvious and even when a whole series of barriers were put in front of people, Western Union payment only, multiple payments for tax and shipping, the use of mobile numbers and free email accounts some people still fell for the con artist.

Late Friday evening I saw following live chat while managing the support desk, I have changed the names to protect the visitor but the message is clear - read the pages, they are there to help you.

Visitor: is tell limited a fraud company???and can we buy things from them???

Call accepted by operator Operator. Currently in room: Visitor, Operator.

Visitor: hi
Visitor: can u pls ans my questiond??

Operator: Have you bought the credit report or read the fraud pages?

Visitor: no
Visitor: but i wud like to noe if tell company is a fraud??

Operator: Have you read our help section about company fraud?

Visitor: no

Operator: http://ukdata.com/help/company-fraud
Operator: Everything you need is explained here - much more easily than if tried to help you on this system

Visitor: i hav orderd for i phones and they r cheap
Visitor: but i am nt sure if i shud conti nue or not
Visitor: shud i back out???

Operator: Sorry, did you read those pages?
Operator: All of them. they detail our experiences with over 500 fraud cases. If you get offered a cheap mobile phone from a retailer who only takes Western Union and has no proper land line telephone number should you:
Operator: 1. Send some money or
Operator: 2. Stop being so daft

Visitor: no he does nt want western union transfer he has a bank account

Operator: So how are you paying?

Visitor: and he does hav a phone number and we contacted him also

Operator: And what is the phone number?
Operator: And why then are you concerned?

Visitor: cause i still am nt sure if he is a fraud or nt

Operator: How are you paying and what is the phone number?

Visitor: cause his deal is buy 3 iphone 4 and get 1 free
Visitor: and each of them costs 380 usd with shipping
Visitor: and he is published on many sites

Operator: and how are you paying?
Operator: and what is his number?
Operator: Did you read the whole fraud section of just the first page? - http://ukdata.com/help/company-fraud/identity-fraud

Visitor: +447045719xxx
Visitor: tats his number
Visitor: and his name is xxxx jones
Visitor: about d payment he said tat he has an account in india and we can pay there

Operator: So you read this page http://ukdata.com/help/company-fraud/how-to-spot-fraud (I know that you did from the logs) and you have carried out the recommendations we make to check company/phone number?
Operator: No, you just want a cheap iPhone, you really want it to be true and no matter what i say, no matter what pages i send you, you really want to order!

Visitor: ya i want a cheap i phone

Operator: So, If you send me £1000 I'll send you 2 iPhones and a 1st class ticket to collect them

Visitor: but am nt sure if d guy is rite
Visitor: alrite i am going and reading tat page

Operator: At last!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

192.com upgrades with ukdata.com

A major update to one of our white label partners today, the new functionality and features of our credit reporting has just been rolled out to 192.ukdata.com

192 now link through to this portal from their main business search results for all credit report sales. UK Data Ltd provide a branded website, search technology, telephone and email support as well as managing the billing and back office support.

This functionality is available to any suitable business with a relevant website. It is also possible to integrate our data directly into your website using an API.

For more information contact Katie Gregory

Friday, 24 September 2010

Rich Snippets and Company Details

Google yesterday announced deeper integration of business data http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/09/finding-places-on-web-rich-snippets-for.html

And luckily we had just configured the new website to do just that!

We will be adding to the data and increasing the accuracy of the review to incorporate more credit factors. Look out for the results in Google Instant.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

New Website release

Yesterday, we took a deep breath and pressed the button to release our new website. Designed to help improve everything from Accessibility to the User Interface this is a big step forward.

I won't pretend it was easy, we have had issues on checkout with time outs and hanging in some browsers despite intensive testing so my apologies to anyone who has been frustrated by this. We are working flat to out to fix and improve these issues as well as making minor modifications that have been recommended by you.

The new website features include a simplified 'My Companies' area so that your reports and monitors are accessible from the same screen. Update alerts are now clearer and the whole process of searching is improved.

Our whole website architecture has been re-written and allows us to speed up the release of new features such as mobile web, iPhone/Android Apps, international company documents, in page PDF viewing and more.

Subscribe to the blog to be the first to know.

Thank you for choosing ukdata.com

Alastair.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

New Video - Affiliate system introduction

The developers of our affiliate system have published a quick intro video (this link will open a new window) for anyone wanting to see how simple it is to use before you sign up.

We pay 25% on all sales for the first year, if you have relevant traffic, sign up or email Katie Gregory for more information.

EXPRESS FREIGHT LIMITED - 04027683

We have received a report from an individual connected with this company who wishes to make it known that the company name is being used fraudulently. This company is a dormant company.


We have been instructed us to add warning text to their company listing in order to help prevent further fraudulent activity in their name.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Company Liquidations Rise by 0.5% From Previous Quarter

There were 4,080 compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations in total in England and Wales in the second quarter of 2010 (on a seasonally adjusted basis). This was an increase of 0.5% on the previous quarter and a decrease of 19.1% on the same period a year ago.
This was made up of 1,169 compulsory liquidations (which are down 9.9% on the previous quarter and down 21.0% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year), and 2,911 creditors voluntary liquidations (which are up 5.4% on the previous quarter and down 18.3% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year).
In the twelve months ending Q2 2010, approximately 1 in 127 active companies (or 0.8%) went into liquidation, which is a slight decrease from the previous quarter, when this figure stood at 1 in 120.
Additionally, there were 1,311 other corporate insolvencies in the second quarter of 2010 (not seasonally adjusted) comprising 302 receiverships, 777 administrations and 232 company voluntary arrangements. In total these represented a decrease of 14.3% on the same period a year ago.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Affiliate system update - in beta

Our affiliate system is in beta now and you can you can sign up here
http://letmein.postaffiliatepro.com/affiliates/signup.php#SignupForm
but the look and feel is very 'beta' but is being worked on now.

Standard links would be in the format
http://beta.ukdata.com/company/?a_aid=YOUR_AFF_CODE

If you wanted to link directly to companies via company number then  -
http://beta.ukdata.com/company/PUT_COMPANY_NUMBER_HERE?a_aid=YOUR_AFF_CODE

And if you want to pass a company name through to the search results -
http://beta.ukdata.com/company/results?_includeDissolved=&search=Search&name=PUT_COMPANY_NAME_HERE&countryCode=GB&reset=true&?a_aid=YOUR_AFF_CODE

YOUR_AFF_CODE will be given to you once you have completed sign-up and your application has been approved. Any questions email katie@ukdata.com

Banners, visuals and marketing material to follow!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Affiliate system sneaky preview

I would like to introduce our newest member of staff - Katie Gregory. She will be responsible for developing and managing our new affiliate platform in conjunction with Post Affiliate Pro. This will go live with the final move from beta to live of our new website with its much improved databases.


Affiliate screenshot

If you think you can help expand the client base of ukdata.com and have an audience who would benefit you can contact katie on 01372 750800 or by email katie@ukdata.com

To see a short video of the new system - click here.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Beta version of ukdata.com now live - What do you think?

At the beginning of July, we sent all ukdata.com users an email announcing the launch of our new website interface. The beta version is now live to the public. To try it out, simply click the link in the blue bar at the top of any page to switch between the current and beta designs.

What is Beta?
We have spent the past year designing and developing the ukdata.com beta website, including a new interface and features making it easier for you to find and share company information.

Can I still use the original site?
Before we convert to the new design, you can switch between the new and previous websites at any time, simply click the "old site" and "new site" links in the top bar of any page.

How long until I have to switch to using the new site?
From Monday 23rd August 2010 you'll be required to use the new design to manage your credit reports. During this time, we’ll continue to release additional features and make adjustments based on your feedback. To make sure that you're prepared for the transition, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the new interface as soon as possible.

Will my login details change?
Your login details will remain the same. Your previous reports however, will not be available in the new website until we make the final switch over - on Monday 23rd August 2010.


Please visit the website and use the feedback form on the left of all pages to tell us what you think.



Tuesday, 25 May 2010

ELECTRONICS COMPUTERS AND SYSTEMS LIMITED - 02751654

This company is another victim of company impersonation fraud. They have instructed us to add warning text to their listing in the hope to prevent further fraudulent activity in their name. Please click here to view.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Have company liquidations reached their peak?

There were 4,082 compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations in total in England and Wales in the first quarter of 2010 (on a seasonally adjusted basis). This was a decrease of 8.4% on the previous quarter and a decrease of 17.8% on the same period a year ago.



This was made up of 1,314 compulsory liquidations (which are down 1.3% on the previous quarter and down 14.8% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year), and 2,768 creditors voluntary liquidations (which are down 11.4% on the previous quarter and down 19.1% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year).

 
In the twelve months ending Q1 2010, approximately 1 in 120 active companies (or 0.8%) went into liquidation, which is a decrease from the previous quarter, when this figure stood at 1 in 114 (0.9%).

Additionally, there were 1,343 other corporate insolvencies in the first quarter of 2010 (not seasonally adjusted) comprising 356 receiverships, 783 administrations and 204 company voluntary arrangements. In total these represented a decrease of 24.7% on the same period a year ago.

Friday, 7 May 2010

TV VENTURES Ltd and others......

TV VENTURES Ltd - 6622190 - Company not known at Registered Office address
This company has recently changed its Registered Office address to SUITE 1, 88 ARRAN ROAD, LONDON, SE6 2NN. This address is also shown as the address for the director David JOHNSON. He is shown as being appointed at the same time as the Registered Office address was changed. Neither the company nor the director is known at the address which is a residential property and there is no such SUITE 1 there.

DIGITAL PERIPHERALS SOLUTION UK Ltd - 6879202
DPS SERVICES UK Ltd - 6865599 - Director not known at registered office address
The director of both of these companies is shown as Dipak VAGHANI and an address shown in NOTHWOOD, MIDDLESEX. He is not known at the address

LEWIS REFURBISHMENTS Ltd - 6848541 - Appointment without consent
An individual has complained to Companies House that he has been appointed to this company without his knowledge or consent. He is shown as appointed from incorporation on 16/03/2009.

HIGHROSE COMPUTING LIMITED - 6868868 - Director not known at address
Companies House has received a complaint that the director, Lazab DEEDAR is not known at an address in STOKE-ON-TRENT. The current occupier has been there since April 2009.

DPTS GROUP HOLDINGS Limited - 4317843 - Fraudulent change of Registered Office address
This company has had its Registered Office address changed twice recently by submission of paper form AD01.
05/02/2010 - changed to 54 NORTHCHURCH DAWES STREET, AYLESBURY ESTATE, LONDON SE17 2AQ
16/02/2010 - changed to 8 RAWLINGS CRESCENT, WEMBLEY, LONDON, HA9 9FQ
The correct address of UNIT 2.02, CRAYFIELD INDUSTRIAL PARK, MAIN ROAD, ST PAULS CRAY, ORPINGTON, KENT, BR5 3HP is shown on the Register now.

STOPTRACK INVESTMENTS Ltd - 6273254 - Possible fraudulent accounts


UPDATE (19th July 2010) This company has informed us that the mentioned accounts were filed by the owners of the company and are not fraudulent. We have passed this information to the police and are awaiting their update. 

For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Friday, 30 April 2010

iPod Touch winner announced

Thanks to all of you who completed the survey. A fantastic response and a lot of great ideas which we appreciate. What stands out the most is that is that there was a significant number of you who wanted a preview of the reports before purchase.

We have added this to our development list and will try and get this work completed in early summer. We will display the report with the financial information redacted so you can see exactly what you are going to buy.

At the same time, we are going to add graphs and other visual cues to the reports and vastly improve the company summary so that the first page of the report is a snapshot of the company with the remainder being drill down content.

Finally, the winner of our iPod Touch draw as chosen by the office randomizer is Rob Lee of Invisible Inc*, congratulations Rob!

Rob said "UKdata.com offers a fast, straight forward user friendly service with a range of options that met all of our requirements. Professional and efficient plus an incredible range of reports to choose from. Getting notification of updates directly by email of companies I've an interest in means I don't have to give them any thought until I really need to. I would highly recommend it."

Which was very kind of him.

We will be having more draws for some great prizes in the future. To find out when we are doing these, simply subscribe to the blog using the subscribe box on the right hand side of this blog or follow our Twitter account.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

APPLE 2000 LIMITED – 03065948

This company has been a victim of company impersonation fraud and have asked us to add warning text to their listing. Please click here to view.

MPHONE LTD – 3892060

This company has been a victim of company impersonation fraud and have asked us to add warning text to their listing. Please click here to view.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

GADGETDUDES LIMITED - 06409303

This company has been a victim of company impersonation fraud and have asked us to add warning text to their listing. Please click here to view.


DO NOT BUY FROM US LTD - 04732958

This company has been a victim of company impersonation fraud and have asked us to add warning text to their listing. Please click here to view.

ONLINESHOP LIMITED - 05164186

This company has been a victim of company impersonation fraud and have asked us to add warning text to their listing. Please click here to view.

APPLESTORE LIMITED – 01719986

This company has been a victim of company impersonation fraud and have asked us to add warning text to their listing. Please click here to view.

Bress Inc Limited and others...

BRESS INC Limited - 7185929 - Company not known at Registered Office address
This company was incorporated on 11/03/2010 and has its Registered Office address in COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS, CV3 1AN. This is also shown as the address of the director Jan BRESSER. Neither the company nor the director are known to the occupier.

PURE INDULGENCE (UK) LTD - 6698476 - Appointment without consent
A complaint has been received at Companies House that an individual has been appointed as director of this company without their knowledge or consent. This person is shown as a director of a company called HAMMOND COMMUNICATION Ltd - 06543622 and had resigned due to the fact that he did not like how the company was being run. He then found that Mr ROBINSON had set up 2 other companies and had appointed him to those companies without his knowledge or consent. Mr Robinson has since disappeared and no one knows where he has gone.

ALTERNATIVE HEAVEN Ltd - 7184365 Director not known at address shown
This company was incorporated on 10/03/2010. The filing history shows it has had a number of different appointments and changes of Registered Office address since then. Two directors, Paul BUTTON and Simon BUTTON are shown with an address in BRAUNTON, DEVON. This was also a previous Registered Office address. Neither the directors nor the company were known at this address. Both named Directors have since resigned.

For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Friday, 23 April 2010

OXFORD ROUND TABLE Limited and others...

OXFORD ROUND TABLE Limited - 6651605 - Company not known at Registered Office address
Companies House has received a complaint that this company is using an address in OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE as its Registered Office address without the consent of the occupier. This address is also shown as the address for the director Joss GORDON who is not known at the address.

LARKSPUR PROPERTIES Ltd - 0520090 - Company Personation / Hijack
This company had its identity stolen. This has been confirmed by the genuine company. The company has its Registered Office address at 3RD FLOOR, 167 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4A 2EA. However, this is the address of BEECHAMS LLP, the company accountants. The Impersonation Address given is in WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, ESSEX with a telephone number with a Southend area code. The company has no connection with this address or the phone number. The address appears to be a residential property. There is also a fraudulent website : www.larkspurproperties.co.uk. This was created on 13/02/2010. The real company has confirmed they do not have a website.

RANI PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LIMITED - 7200769 - Director not known at address shown
This company was incorporated on 24/03/2010 and the director’s address in SOUTHALL (This address was the previous Registered Office address and only just changed). Ms KAUR is not known at the address.

FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRADING Limited - 6959189 - Appointment without consent
An individual has complained to Companies House that he has been appointed as director of this company without his knowledge or consent. He is shown as having been appointed on 21/10/2009 along with several other officials. The formation agents were Paramount at 35 FIRS AVENUE, LONDON, N11 3NE

EXECUTIVE STATUS LIMITED - 3538819 - Fraudulent change of Registered Office address
This company had its Registered Office address changed by submission of both paper and electronic forms AD01 to 3B COURT PARADE, WEMBLEY, LONDON, HA0 3HY. A person, apparently called Jerome BROWN, also requested an Authorisation Code to register for PROOF. This would appear to indicate a possible motive for fraudulent behaviour. The company has now resolved the position and the Registered Office address has been changed back.

For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

NSPIRED SALES Ltd and others...

NSPIRED SALES Ltd - 6212711 - Possible fraudulent trading
Concerns have been raised about this company. The recent filing history shows a number of appointments and resignations. The current officials are shown as Asad Ali KHAN and Timothy Westley RICHARDS. There has also been a recent change of Registered Office address to REGENT HOUSE, HUBERT ROAD, BRENTWOOD, ESSEX, CM14 4JE. The company has a website under construction at www.inspiredsalesltd.com The accounts for year end 28/02/2010 were only filed on 05/03/2010 which would appear to be a bit quick. Shareholders funds increased from -£1,000 for the period 31/03/2009 to £105,000 for the period ending 28/02/2010, whilst Total Assets increased from £2,000 to £151,000.

GREENCOM Ltd - 7006216; VECTIAR INSTALLATIONS Ltd - 7042004; BETTYFORD LTD T/A ASIAN FILM SUPPLIES - 6997321; OXENEAST Ltd - 7064414 - Possible fraudulent trading
These companies appear to be linked in that a Martin FORD is shown as being a director of all the companies. They have all provided identical documentation on credit applications. The Reg Office address for GREENCOM Ltd is shown as 35 FIRS AVENUE, LONDON, ENGLAND, N11 3NE which the address of PARAMOUNT formation agents and is identical to one of the previous Reg Office addresses for VECTIAR INSTALLATIONS Ltd. The previous registered address for BETTYFORD LTD T/A ASIAN FILM SUPPLIES at 39A LEICESTER ROAD, M7 4AS is identical to the previous registered address for OXENEAST Ltd. This registered address has also come to notice previously. All these companies were also incorporated toward the end of 2009.

LANTZ Ltd - 05910938 - Company not known at Registered Office address
This is linked to the earlier referral. The Registered Office address is shown as SUITE 13 8 SHEPHERD MARKET, MAYFAIR, LONDON, W1J 7JY which is a MailBoxes Etc address. This company is linked to 128 NIGHTINGALE ROAD, N22 and Isaac MUYINZA.


For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

SUSPECT COMPANIES AT 8 SHEPHERDS MARKET AND MORE.....

SUSPECT COMPANIES AT 8 SHEPHERDS MARKET
Arridicci Ltd 06785666
Uberbeat Ltd 06825335
Uberbeat Records Ltd 06831865
As Securi-T Ltd 05510810
Dubai Exchequer Ltd 07088937
MartinbrownHK Ltd 07079433  
Rogers Robinson Ltd 06598691
Vecta Unitrade Ltd OC344302

All of the above companies are shown as having their Registered Offices at 8 SHEPHERD MARKET, MAYFAIR, LONDON, W1J 7JY and with a ‘Suite’ number. This address is a MailBoxes Etc address and we have been working with the manager to find out which companies are using the address fraudulently or should not be there! This is the list.

Initial enquiries show that in some cases, the directors' details are also false ie no such person exists or people have had their identity hijacked; some director addresses are incorrect and some companies appear linked to further companies who shown at and address in LONDON.

This address appears to be a flat and the Voters Register shows 2 male occupants including Isaac MUYINZA who is shown as a former director of several of these companies.

E BIZ LTD - 04352246 - Company Personation/Hijack
This company has had its name used in connection with fraudulent purchases of mobile phones. The genuine company has a Registered Office at 302 KEYS COURT 82-84 MOSELEY STREET, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS, B12 0RT and is concerned with ‘technology products’. The genuine E BIZ LTD have confirmed that they have had nothing to do with ordering these phones or BlackBerries.

For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Friday, 9 April 2010

KIAN SERVICES Limited and others....

KIAN SERVICES Limited - 5930863 - Fraudulent change of Registered Office address
This company’s Registered Office address was changed by submission of paper AD01 on 03/03/2010 to and address in ROMFORD, ESSEX. This is a residential property. The address has been changed back at Companies House.

KGL TATTS Limited - 6780204 - Appointment without consent
A complaint has been made to Companies House that an individual has been appointed director of KGL TATTA Limited. This individual has no knowledge of the company and has never agreed to become an officer. This individual is shown as the director from incorporation.

DYNAMIC TRADING CORPORATION LTD - 6898223 - Appointment without consent
Companies House has received a complaint that an individual who has been appointed without consent and is shown as director from incorporation.

L NORMAN Ltd - 5642189 - Possible fraudulent trading
This company has its Registered Office shown as 7200 THE QUORUM, OXFORD BUSINESS PARK NORTH, OXFORD, OX4 2JZ. This is a virtual office facility and the company does not have a physical presence there. The director is shown as James COLEMAN with an address in EDGWARE, MIDDLESEX. This is a residential property but the Voters Register does not show him associated with the address. The post code shown is incorrect for the address. I understand the company has ordered goods and payment is outstanding! It is suspected that this company is being used for a “Short Firm Fraud”. There is a lot of filings in a relatively short space of time including amended accounts from dormant, new director, change of Registered office, new accounts etc.

BRACO BUILDERS Limited - 6952453 - Residence Used As Registered Office & Director’s Address
Companies House has received a complaint that this company was using an address in SUNDERLAND as its Registered office address and that of the director, Gulshad RAMI without consent of the occupiers. RAMI has since resigned and a new director is in place and the Registered Office has also been changed.

I B Projects Ltd - 7163355 - Residence Used As Registered Office & Director’s Address
Companies House has received a complaint that this company is using an address in WARRINGTON as both its Registered Office address and the address for the director, Paul BURNETT without the consent of the occupier.

WOODLAND COLLEGE LTD - 7135126 - Residence Used As Director’s Address
A residential occupier has contacted Companies House to complain that they have been receiving mail for a Mr Habed Khan at their home address in Birmingham. The occupier of that address does not know this person or the company. The occupier also has a different DOB to Habed which is shown as 12/04/1979.

MAXTAG NETWORK MARKETING Ltd - 6857968 - Residence Used As Registered Office & Director’s Address
Companies House has received a complaint that their residential address in CHESTER has been fraudulently used as the Registered Office address of the company and as the address of the company director Wakil KARDAL. The complainant doesn't know the company or director. The relevant forms showing the changes of Registered Office and appointment were filed on 18/01/2010.

For more information, please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

H&R TRADING Limited and others.....

H&R TRADING Limited - 7073636 - Company & Director not known at Registered Office address
The Registered Office address for this company is shown as at an address in BASILDON. The occupiers of the address have complained that they know nothing of this company nor of the director shown as Martin VINNS. An incorrect post code is given for the address.

SHIP SHAPE RESOURCES Ltd - 5119257 - Company details hijacked
This company has had its name used by fraudsters in connection with a shipping scam. The fraudsters are circulating a fake Incorporation Certificate showing the company “and its subsidiaries PROFESS SECURE DELIVERY SERVICE”. There is no such company and I have spoken to SHIP SHAPE RESOURCES Ltd and confirmed the scam as well as alerting them.

KARAKUSI LTD - 6954461 - Residence used as Registered Office address
Companies House has received a complaint that KARAKUSI LTD is using an address in KENTISH TOWN, LONDON as their Registered office address without the knowledge or consent of the occupier. The company was incorporated on 07/07/09. The residents at the address have never heard of this person nor have anything to do with this company.

CAR & VAN (STRATFORD) Ltd - 6488029 - Company not known at Registered Office address
The Registered Office address is shown as 2-28 BREAM STREET, LONDON, E3 2NP. This address is that of BUDGET CAR & VAN RENTAL. Budget are a large car and van hire company with many franchises over the country. They have confirmed that CAR & VAN (STRATFORD) Ltd were once a franchise of Budget but the franchise was closed on 14/12/2009 and are now not at the London address. The director Mohammed JAMIL was appointed 16/12/2009. The company is overdue on filing their annual return at Companies House.

AVID PROJECT MANAGEMENT Ltd - 7135534 - Company not known at Registered Office address / Possible fraudulent incorporation
This company was incorporated on 26/01/2010 with its Registered Office address shown as UNIT 3 ROSEHILL BUSINESS PARK 2-10 ST LUKES ROAD SOUTHPORT, PR9 0SH. There are other businesses based there but this company is not known to anybody at the address. The only official shown is the Incorporation Agent who has resigned, leaving no current appointments.

BUCKLEY MARKET SALES Ltd - 7153883 - Appointment without consent / Possible fraudulent incorporation
The director named has not consented to being appointed and knows nothing of the company. This company was incorporated on 10/02/2010. The Registered Office address is HARROW, LONDON which appears to be a residential property.

4GLOBAL SAFEPASSAGE LTD - 7002313 - Appointment without consent
An individual has complained that he has been appointed as director of this company without his knowledge or consent.

BAYOLA Limited - 6800914 - Residence used as registered office address
Companies House has received a complaint that this company is using an address in ALTRINCHAM, CHESHIRE as its Registered office address without the knowledge or consent of the occupiers. The company submitted a paper AD01 on 19/12/2009 to change to this address. The Registered Office was previously at 45 LABRADOR QUAYS, LABRADOR QUAYS, SALFORD, MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, M50 3YH which is also shown as the address of the director, Oluwakemi AYOOLA.

For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

ERPACCOUNTANCY Ltd and others...

ERPACCOUNTANCY Ltd - 7169580 - Residence used as Registered Office address
Complaint received at Companies House that this company is using an address in BATH as its Registered office address and also the address of the named director & Secretary without their knowledge or consent. These people are not known there.

SELCO SUPPLIES Limited - 6813021 - Address used as Company Registered Office without consent
The Registered Office address of this company is shown as REAR OF TEXACO P STATION ROEBUCK LANE, 180 BIRMINGHAM ROAD, WEST BROMWICH, B70 6QG. While the petrol station exists at this address, there is a small garage called JUNCTION ! AUTOS but they know nothing of this company.

LONDON BOUTIQUE Limited - 6697026 - Appointment without consent
An individual has complained to Companies House that she was appointed as director between 10/02/2009 and 22/06/2009 without her knowledge or consent. She claims to know nothing of the company or directors.

ACKLAND CLARK & Co - 1360353 - Registered Office changed without consent
The Registered Office address was changed by submission of paper AD01 on 04/03/2010 to 24 COPINGER WALK, EDGWARE, MIDDLESEX, LONDON HA8 0AH.

ATHENA TRAINING GROUP LTD - 6840562 ) Address used as Company
ATHENA PLANT TRAINING LTD - 6842054 ) Registered Office without
ATHENA TRAINING SERVICES LTD - 6840558 ) consent
These companies incorporated using the address of 91 QUARRY ROAD, DUDLEY WOOD, DUDLEY, WEST MIDLANDS, DY2 0EA as the Registered Office and the address of officer, Ian JOHNSON. The owner of the address knew the officer Mr JOHNSON as he was buying the home but as the sale was incomplete he disappeared. This appears to have been after he had set these companies up using the address. Kerry DREW, the other official does reside at the address shown.

DRUCE & PARTNERS LIMITED - 4751749 - Fraudulent change of Registered Office
The Registered Office address was changed by fraudulent submission of paper AD01 on 02/03/2010 to show 65 DUNKELD ROAD, DAGENHAM, ESSEX, RM8 2PT. The Register has been amended to show the correct address.

LOWEMEDIASOLUTIONS LIMITED - 6828279 - Appointment without consent / Possible fraudulent incorporation
An individual has complained to Companies House that he has been appointed without consent since incorporation of this company. He apparently lost his credit card last year which may be connected. The Registered Office address is in LONDON.

K G SOLUTIONS Limited - 6800952 - Address used as Company Registered Office without consent
An individual complained to Companies House that he has been receiving mail for the company and for the director Kevin GOODMAN. The company and the director are registered at his address in LONDON. The resident at that address has no knowledge of the company or director.

BILLERICAY BLINDS Ltd - 6057294 - Attempted fraudulent change of Registered Office address
An attempt was made to fraudulently change the Registered Office address to 24 HATTON STREET, TINKERS BRIDGE, MILTON KEYNES, MK6 3DN. This change was rejected at Companies House but is referred in case anybody tries to use the address with the company name.

MAVERICK TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS Limited - 6312953 - Company Official not known at address shown
Companies House has received a complaint that the director David ADAMS is using an address in EARLS COURT, LONDON without the knowledge or consent of the occupier. He is not known at the address.

CHILDREN SERVICES LIMITED - 06950509 - Address used as Company Registered Office without consent
This company has shown its Registered Office address as Hertfordshire County Council office address of CHILDREN SERVICES WEST AREA APSLEY ONE, BRINDLEY WAY, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 9BF. Hertfordshire County Council do not know either the company or the director Deborah SAID. Ms SAID is shown as residing at a property in BRENTFORD, MIDDLESEX, but is not on the Voters Register.

For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Win an 8Gb ipod touch in 30 seconds

Complete our 30 second, 2 question survey and tell us what you think about ukdata.com.

If you help us before 15th April you can win an 8Gb iPod Touch.



Enter here. Draw now closed

(Draw takes place on 15th April. Winner will be announced on our Twitter and Blog pages.)

Friday, 19 March 2010

Explanation of Administration and Administrative Receivership

When a company or partnership gets into financial trouble an administrator or administrative receiver may be appointed.

Administration
The role of an administrator is to get the company out of trouble and trading again if possible.

Administrators can be appointed to a company that is unable, or is likely to become unable, to pay its debts.

They can be appointed by any of the following:
- the courts - on application from a creditor, directors or partners
- the holder of a qualifying floating charge over the assets of the business
- the company or its directors

An administrator's primary goal is to rescue the company as a going concern. If this isn't possible, the administrator will try to get a better result for the creditors than would be possible if the company was wound up. If neither of these is possible, the administrator will sell the company's property to make at least a partial payment to one or more secured or preferential creditors, such as employees or the bank.
Administration can also apply to partnerships.

Administrative Receivership
When a company borrows money, the lender is usually given some security over the company's assets to guarantee payment. If the company fails to keep the terms of the loan or encounters financial difficulties, the lender may be entitled to appoint an administrative receiver. An administrative receiver is an insolvency practitioner who has control of the whole, or a substantial part, of the company's property and wide powers over the business.

The administrative receiver is mainly concerned with getting back the money owed to the secured creditor. The administrative receiver may sell the assets piecemeal, or sell the whole business as a going concern to pay off the secured creditor, and the costs of the receivership.

Since 15 September 2003 the right to appoint an administrative receiver is generally limited to debenture holders whose charge existed at that date.

Credit to Business Link

UNITED IN CHRIST LLP and others...

UNITED IN CHRIST LLP - OC 346986 - Appointment without consent & Residence used as Reg. Office address
An individual has complained to Companies House that she has been appointed as director (LLP designated member) without her consent. She used to reside at the Registered Office address in DARTFORD but no longer lives there and did not give permission for this to be used as the Registered Office address.

GANDZA LTD - 6830877 - RESIDENCE USED AS REG. OFFICE ADDRESS
Companies House has received a complaint that this company is using an address in BRENTFORD as their registered office address and the director Mr Tomasz GANDZA is also using the address. The company was incorporated on 26/02/2009. The occupier does not know the company or the director.

ANB PRINTING LIMITED - 7169628 - Company not known at Registered Office address
This company was incorporated on 25/02/2010 with its Registered Office address shown as UNIT 3, GATEWAY TRADING ESTATE, HYTHE ROAD, LONDON NW10 6RJ. This address is that of another company who have no knowledge of ANB Printing. The director has provided a Service address which is that of the formation agents.

PARTNERS2CREATE UK LTD - 07124914 - Residence used as company Registered Office address
This company was incorporated on 13/01/2010 with a Registered Office address in SUNBURY. This property is a residential property which is rented out. The director, Eli SHIMONY, used to live there but moved out in August 2009 (long before the company was incorporated!). The address shown for him is in Isreal.

SIDIKSHOEV LIMITED - 7023550 - Appointment without consent
An individual has complained to Companies House that he has been appointed as director without his knowledge or consent. This could also be a possible fraudulent incorporation.

BUILDING AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS Limited - 5827765 - Fraudulent change of Registered Office address
This company’s Registered Office address was changed by means of submission of paper AD01 on 24/02/2010 to 78 YORK STREET, LONDON W1 1DP. This is a serviced office facility (which has been used in this way several times before!). The Register has been amended to show the correct address.

SERV.ONE Ltd - 7174115 - Possible fraudulent incorporation
This company was incorporated on 02/03/2010 and has the Registered Office address in HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX. This is also shown as the address for the director, Bruno FRANCISCI. The owner of the property has no knowledge of either the company or the director and have not consented to the address being used in this way.

HORIZON MORTGAGE SERVICES LIMITED - 6802439 - Appointment without consent x3
This company was incorporated on 27/01/2009 with three company officials being named fraudulently. They have complained to Companies House that these appointments were made without their knowledge or consent.

For more information please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Tell us what you like?

We are running a very quick 2 question survey to help us build what you want.

Please go here and answer the very short questions, it will take you one minute of your time and you can help us build the features you want.


p.s. we will also remove the features or services you don't like.

CYBERNETUK.CO.UK Ltd and others...

CYBERNETUK.CO.UK Ltd - 7100285 - Possible fraudulent trading
The registered address of THE LANSDOWNE BUILDING, 2 LANSDOWNE ROAD, CROYDON, CR9 2ER. This is a Regus office address. The delivery address is shown as PO BOX 53789, LONDON, SE25 5BD has been used in an impersonation attempt against CYBERNETUK.CO.UK Ltd. Darrel CAREY also used the telephone number - 01502797979 - in the impersonation attempt. CYBERNET ONLINE UK Ltd was incorporated on 10/12/2009, customers were approached by Darrel CAREY purporting to be from CYBERNETUK.CO.UK Ltd which was the subject of a previous referral. The delivery address locates residential accommodation however a PO Box 53789 cannot be found.

CHELVEY DEVELOPMENTS Ltd - 4918428 - Personation
Goods were ordered in the company name for delivery to - CORNWALL WORKS, 3 GREEN LANE, SHEFFIELD, S3 8SJ. This address has been used in previous personations.

B INTERIORS Ltd - 5206939 - Possible fraudulent trading
This company has undergone a number of new appointments and resignations and changes of Registered Office in the last 12 months. The current Registered Address is shown as WHITE WEBS COTTAGE, MAIN ROAD, MARGARETTING, INGATESTONE, ESSEX, CM4 9HX. This is also shown as the address of the director, Anthony Peter TORTISE but I cannot find him on the Voters Register.

BRITADRIA Ltd - 7158718 - Residence used as Registered Office address
This company was incorporated on 16/02/2010 with a Registered Office address in LONDON. This is also shown as the address for the director of Sanjin BJELOBERK. Neither the director nor the company are known to the occupier of the address.

For more information, please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.

Speedfix Auto Limited and others..

SPEEDFIX AUTO Limited - 6830264 - Co. not known at Registered Office address
Registered Office shown in SLOUGH. This is also shown as the address for the director, Wasiq LABIB. He is not shown at the address on the Voters Register. Neither he nor the company are known to the owner of the property.

RBW MANAGEMENT Limited - 6770443 - Residence used as Director’s address
The director, William JACKSON is shown as residing at an address in CAMBRIDGE. He is not shown at the address on the Voters Register. Neither he nor the company are known to the owner of the property.

S M PAYROLL SERVICES Limited - 6814175 - Appointment without consent
An individual has been appointed as director without his knowledge or consent. He is shown as appointed on incorporation. The Secretary, Sulayman MELBOURNE, is shown as residing at 10 DORRIT HOUSE HENRY DICKENS COURT, ST ANNS RD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, W11 4DR which is also the Registered Office address. He is also shown on the Voters Register for the address along with several other people.

HEALTHCARE & COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS Ltd - 4903938 - Fraudulent change of Registered Office & Fraudulent change of Company name
This company’s Registered Office address was changed by submission of paper AD01 on 20/02/2010 to 78 YORK STREET, LONDON, W1 1DP. (This is a serviced office facility). A few days later, the company name was changed to SIMPLE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS Ltd - at the new address. Both changes have now been rectified and the Register shows the correct details for the company.

MERCIA HEALTHCARE Ltd - 3693524 - UPDATE
This company was subject of a recent referral whereby the Registered Office address was changed to 78 YORK STREET, LONDON, W1 1DP. The company name was also changed, to SIMPLE HEALTHCARE Ltd. This change has now been corrected and the correct details shown on the Register.

VOL TRADING LIMITED - 07173498 - Residence used as Registered Office address
This company was incorporated on 02/03/2010 with its Registered Office address in BOREHAMWOOD, HERTS. This address is also shown as the address for the director, John MAGUIRE. Neither he nor the company are known to the owner of the property.

For more information, please visit our dedicated fraud webpage.