UK Companies House with malware

Discussion in 'Alerts!' started by Miyuki, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Miyuki

    Miyuki Administratrix Staff Member

    New email going around, but the email is not from the real UK Companies House. The subject line is a complaint: 8d6ba737-775e8bdc-f95f16f3-1b460259. The link contains a trickbot. Please do NOT open the attachment. See more at

    The domain was registered on February 16, 2017.

    The mail looks like this.

    From: Companies House <>
    Date: Thu 16/02/2017 11:23
    Subject: ID 8d6ba737-775e8bdc-f95f16f3-1b460259 – Company Complaint
    Attachment: 8d6ba737-775e8bdc-f95f16f3-1b460259.doc

    This message has been generated in response to the company complaint submitted to Companies House.
    (CC01) Company Complaint for the above company was accepted on 16/02/2017.

    Please check attached documents for more information.

    The submission number is id: 8d6ba737-775e8bdc-f95f16f3-1b460259

    Please quote this number in any communications with Companies House.

    Note: Attached documents are encrypted with a unique Private Key.

    Service Desk tel +44 (0)303 8097 432 or email

    Note: This email was sent from a notification-only email address which cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply directly to this message

    If you're unsure an email is from Companies House:

    Do not reply to it or click on any links
    Report the suspicious email to Companies House
  2. The Doctor

    The Doctor Administrator Staff Member

    Ah well that's lovely. How did we find out about this one?
  3. Miyuki

    Miyuki Administratrix Staff Member

    They sent it to us.
  4. The Doctor

    The Doctor Administrator Staff Member

    Well that was clever.

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