We would like to make our clients aware of a new fraud scam that is circulating with new companies registered within the UK. All newly registered companies in the UK receive a letter from HMRC containing their UTR (Unique Tax Reference) Number, these letters contain only your UTR Number and information regarding the use of the UTR.
The new scam that is circulating sees new companies receiving a very similar copy of the standard HMRC UTR letter, however the letter requests that the newly incorporated company must pay a fee to gain access to Web Filing Services. On the back of the letter is a ‘Way to Pay’ section taking you to a website that is not involved with HMRC.
If you receive this type of correspondence CFS Formations urge you to dispose of the letter and take no further action, the UTR Number on this letter is not the same as your official UTR Number that is sent from HMRC.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns regarding correspondence received from HMRC / Companies House.