The letter they receive purports to be linked to Companies House claiming the recipient is required to “confirm their registration”. The company request a fee of £190, and the implication is that this is required as part of the Companies Registration, when that is not the case.
The council says it is aware of at least one company locally who have been contacted in this way.
For more information regarding this scam, or to report receipt of such a letter, visit the National Fraud and Cyber Crime website at: www.actionfraud.police.uk
People can also contact Citizens Advice on 03454 040506 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 for advice.