UK Company Asks "Who Am I?" following identity hijack
Companies House continues to warn companies about the need to be vigilant concerning identity theft. However, company hijackings of bona fide companies continue apace- I’ve just been told by Graydon colleagues of one Middlesborough based company that was shocked to discover its registered office had changed without consent, its directors had resigned and been replaced with new ones , and a set of fictitious 2006 accounts had been filed at Companies House too to complete the scam.
I bet the real director was wondering whether he had suddenly lost his marbles or was suffering from a severe case of amnesia- either way, it just shows what can happen to a corporate identity if you don’t make regular checks of your file at Companies Registry.