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Childcare Services compensation
The government are offering compensation to those who have been affected by problems with the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare.Read more >
6 Sep 2017
Get ready for the new data protection rules
The government is to introduce new data protection rules under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect from 25 May ...Read more >
5 Sep 2017
Pensions Auto enrolment compliance
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun carrying out employer spot checks to make sure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment...Read more >
4 Sep 2017
Solihull Chamber News Column - 24th August 2017
The Chamber’s Quarterly Business Report (QBR) always highlights some interesting information on what is happening in the business worl...Read more >
24 Aug 2017
Solihull Chamber News Column - 10th august 2017
As Brexit becomes a reality, the Chamber of Commerce’s International Hub is stepping up its drive to encourage and help businesses to ...Read more >
10 Aug 2017
Solihull Chamber News Column - 20th July 2017
I read recently that the amount of cyber-attacks targeting businesses has increased by more than half in the second quarter of 2017, accordi...Read more >
20 Jul 2017
Company Monitoring Service
For more information regarding our Company Monitoring Service, please contact us for a free initial meeting.Please Email Us >
Company Monitoring Service
Prime is aware of the damage caused by hijackers to Limited Companies which has been regularly covered by the media. Company hijacks normally involve fraudsters changing details of the company Directors and Registered Office and then using the “hijacked company” to order goods or services on credit which they can sell, but never pay for. The company then has to sort out the aftermath, including correcting its public record.
Companies House cannot prevent company hijacking. It does not have the power to investigate the contents and accuracy of forms sent to them for filing. Once a “Form AD01” (form to change the Registered Office of a company) is completed and submitted, Companies House will amend its database without any confirmation. The fraudster can start opening trade accounts and begin ordering goods to the bogus address. The innocent company, whose details have been altered by the fraudster, will only find out about the scam when the debt collectors arrive or when legal action is initiated to recover the goods that have been fraudulently obtained.
To prevent this, as an addition to our online annual return service, we have established a company monitoring system that will alert us on your behalf with the fact that someone has filed a Form AD01 (change of Registered Office), AP01 / AP03 (Appointment of Director or Secretary), Form AR01 (Annual Return) or other Company forms that did not originate from our office.
As soon as the documents are received and registered at Companies House, our system will alert us immediately so we can check their legitimacy and, in the case of their being fraudulent, we can advise you of the subsequent actions you need to take to protect your company.
With a cost of less than £1 per week for our Anti-Hijacking alert service, can you afford not to be protected?
Call Prime Today - we're here to help
For more information regarding our Company Anti-Hijacking and Prevention of Identity Theft service, please contact us today.
Coventry - 024 7651 8555 or Solihull - 0121 711 2468