Monday, 4 July 2011

Weekly Fraud Roundup - week ending 1/7/2011

Weekly round-up of reported company fraud

The below have reported as having a high likelihood of being victims of company hijacking - or ID fraud

28/6/11 LOANROIDGE LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/SC227350
1/7/2011 WSBUK.COM LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05459498 Reported for the second time
25/06/2011 REALTRADE LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/06517723
25/6/2011 BEST BUY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05851894
25/6/2011 SALE & ORDER LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07194672
25/6/11 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SALES LTD http://ukdata.com/c/04925822
29/6/11 ELECTRONICS CENTRE LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07203479 Reported for the second time, the first on 13/6/11
30/6/2010 ELECTRONIC UNION LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05912120
30/6/2010 COLLECTABLES LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/02805260
28/6/2010 ONLINE BARGAINS LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06928086

How it works

We have been notified that these companies may be a victim of company identity fraud. Company identity fraud in fraudulent online sellers and rogue websites using the identity of a legitimate company to take money (usually by Western Union) for goods (usually electrical goods) which they do not deliver.

If you work for, or own one of these companies, please contact us for more information and advice about protecting your company's identity.

If you are trying to order something from this company, please visit our fraud advice pages for help checking companies.

If you think you have been a victim of company identity fraud, please use our report suspected fraud form.

Another warning for British Gas customers - BEWARE

FEATURE ME LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07567180

We have had numerous more reports sent to us about this company calling British Gas customers and offering them what sounds like a fantastic deal, but then asking for bank details to process the new payment. Customers have then reported that payments are taken by FEATURE ME LIMITED (Registered No 07567180) who are nothing to do with British Gas.

As always, be careful and do not give out your bank details to anyone if you are unsure. If in doubt, you can call them back and verify who you have spoken to.

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