Friday, 24 June 2011

Weekly Fraud Roundup - week ending 24/06/2011

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

18/6/11 YES LOANS LTD http://ukdata.com/c/04553449
18/6/11 CITY LIFE GROUP LTD http://ukdata.com/c/05031515
18/6/11 P&G FINANCIAL UK LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05033589
18/6/11 GADGETS.CO.UK LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/04269125
18/6/11 GAMEBATTLES LTD http://ukdata.com/c/07369528
18/6/11 CLIENT MEDIATION SERVICES LTD http://ukdata.com/c/07360693
18/6/11 CORN WALLACE & CO LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07219990

Reported for the second time:
18/6/11 MARTINS CAMERA SHOP LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/06280724

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.

British Gas Customers BEWARE

Call from British Gas offering you a deal that sounds too good to be true? Sadly, it probably is, and it could be this company:

18/6/11 FEATURE ME LIMITED (Registered No 07567180) http://ukdata.com/c/07567180

BEWARE - thousands of pounds taken from individuals by people who have a lot of personal information on them that seems genuine. As always do not share your bank details with anyone you don't know.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Weekly Fraud Roundup - week ending 17/06/2011

Weekly roundup of reported company impersonation fraud.

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

13/6/11 ULTRA SLIM LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/01768177
13/6/11 REVIVE COMMUNICATION LTD http://ukdata.com/c/07163727
13/6/11 ELECTRONICS CENTRE LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07203479
13/6/11 AMEC P L C http://ukdata.com/c/01675285
13/6/11 ILFORD LAW CHAMBERS LTD http://ukdata.com/c/07521213
14/6/11 WORLDWIDE STATUS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07106170
15/6/11 ONLINE BARGAINS LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06928086
16/6/11 ELECTRONIC VISUALS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/02820489
16/6/11 3G'S ENTERPRISES LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/03942130
16/6/11 EOS COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05455300
16/6/11 MONEY SOLUTIONS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/03861825
16/6/11 TURION SERVICES LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06825041
16/6/11 TELECOMMUNICATIONS EUROPE LIMITE http://ukdata.com/c/02448646
16/6/11ELECTRONIC VISUALS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/02820489
16/6/11 THE MOBILE PHONE DOCTOR (RETAIL) LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06506350
16/6/11 ONLINE BARGAINS LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06928086
16/6/11 BIZ MARKETING LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06823264
16/6/11 TELCOMS AND IT INTERGRATION LTD http://ukdata.com/c/07179764
16/6/11 GADGETS 4 LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/06806942
16/6/11 KONA LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/04649294
16/6/11 TOUCH MEDIA LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07064985
20/6/11 METKOM LTD http://ukdata.com/c/07376169
20/6/11 SMART MOBILE LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/06118585 - Reported for the second time

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.

Friday, 17 June 2011

BT using Google to supply telephone numbers?

We get lots of wrong telephone number calls every day - visitors look for a company on our website and then call us because we have the company and OUR TELEPHONE NUMBER on the page.

Today added a surreal dimension. We started asking people where they get the number, it's not just from our website but directory enquiries.

118500 are giving out our number for other companies!

Thanks for the hassle BT - are you really Googling for company details?

Monday, 13 June 2011

Weekly Fraud Roundup - week ending 10/06/2011

Weekly round up of reported company impersonation fraud.

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

06/06/2011 THE LAPTOP STORE LTD http://ukdata.com/c/07063477
06/06/2011 COMPLEX LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/01604076
06/06/2011 E-LECTRONICS LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06900881
06/06/2011 VICTORIA 1973 LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05267487
07/06/2011 THE MOBILE PHONE STORE LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/02837875
07/06/2011 BUY DIRECT SERVICES LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07009857
07/06/2011 BYTELOGIC 2000 LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/03306183
07/06/2011 BEST1 LTD http://ukdata.com/c/05773823
07/06/2011 TELECOM CENTRE (UK) LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05837090
07/06/2011 JOHN SIMONS IMPORTERS & EXPORTERS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07519768
07/06/2011 DIGITAL SYSTEMS PRODUCTS LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/04702053
08/06/2011 MOBILE PHONES TRADER LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07254066
08/06/2011 TIDALSTREAM LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/0659360
08/06/2011 WSBUK.COM LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/05459498
09/06/2011 SMART MOBILE LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/06118585
09/06/2011 SO WE CLEAN LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07394158
09/06/2011 RIBERRY LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/07293537

Dissolved Company Fraud Alerts

These companies are no longer trading, but the names may have been falsely used to commit fraudulent activity.


08/06/2011 ASSIST PARKING SERVICES LTD http://ukdata.com/c/06979619
08/06/2011 ARTSA TRAVEL LIMITED http://ukdata.com/c/06533622

How it works:
We have been notified that these companies may be a victim of company identity fraud. Company identity fraud in
Linkvolves 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.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Weekly Fraud Roundup - week ending 03/06/2011

Weekly round up of reported company impersonation fraud.

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

23/05/2011 APPLESTORE LIMITED(Registered No 01719986) http://ukdata.com/c/01719986
01/06/2011 MARTINS CAMERA SHOP LIMITED (Registered No 06280724) http://ukdata.com/c/06280724
01/06/2011 CAMERACT LIMITED (Registered No 04596786) http://ukdata.com/c/04596786
01/06/2011 IPHONES LIMITED (Registered No 05624869) http://ukdata.com/c/05624869
01/06/2011 NUMACH LTD (Registered No 05763000) http://ukdata.com/c/05763000
01/06/2011 APPLE ELECTRONICS LIMITED (Registered No 00915752) http://ukdata.com/c/00915752
01/06/2011 BICYCLE LIMITED (Registered No 06331421) http://ukdata.com/c/06331421
03/06/2011 ORDER DIRECT LIMITED (Registered No 04862606) http://ukdata.com/c/04862606
03/06/2011 GLF LIMITED (Registered No 06758130) http://ukdata.com/c/06758130
03/06/2011 GADGET DEPOT LIMITED (Registered No 06864024) http://ukdata.com/c/06864024
03/06/2011 HIGH PRESSURE SERVICES LIMITED (Registered No 07448741) http://ukdata.com/c/07448741
03/06/2011 ELECTAPRO LTD (Registered No 06715984) http://ukdata.com/c/06715984

How it works:
We have been notified that these companies may be a victim of company identity fraud. Company identity fraud involves 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.