Protect your company from corporate identity theft

On 6 May 2021 Companies House updated their “protect your company from corporate identity theft “ guidance.

The guidance explains the PROOF service.

This is a free service that lets you protect your company from unauthorised changes to your records. It prevents the filing of certain paper forms, including:

  • Changes to your registered office address
  • Changes to your officers (appointments, resignations or personal details)
  • Changes to your company name by special resolution

It’s important that your company’s records are correct because they’re sometimes used to check its legitimacy if you apply for a loan.

Fraudsters are known to hijack a company by changing the details of the company’s directors and registered office. This leaves the company vulnerable to further fraud.

For details on how to join PROOF, click here.