UK Companies House with malware


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

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