Company directors targeted by fraudsters

Fraudster Alert

A Telegraph investigation has found that over the past three years 9,769 complaints have been made to Companies House by people saying personal details listed on its public website have been stolen by fraudsters, with 356 saying the public listing of their information has directly led to them becoming a victim of fraud. The Telegraph notes that company directors are required by law to disclose details including a correspondence or service address, a personal address and date of birth, adding that while the person’s residential address is not listed publicly, the service address is and as some people use their home details for both, they are susceptible to fraud. Mike Haley, of fraud prevention agency Cifas, said: “There is a belief that directors are more creditworthy – that they own more assets and have well-established careers – which makes them a prime target for fraudsters.”

The Daily Telegraph

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