Beware of a scam asking for your VAT number

We wanted to alert you to a VAT number scam of which we have become aware; it takes the form of a postal mailshot which could result in a bill of almost £2,400 over a period of three years (and possibly more).

The letter is from the Managing Director of TVV Tele Verzeichnis Verlag GmbH and is headed ‘Publication of companies and VAT Registration Number in the UK Corporate Portal 2017’. It is official in appearance and asks the addressee to confirm their VAT number, and to sign and return the form. By doing so, the addressee will be listed on the website and will be charged £797 per annum for a minimum period of three years; the ‘order’ must be cancelled in writing three months before the expiry of three years to avoid further charges arising after that time.

Most importantly – If you are sent one of these letters, please do not sign it.

You are under no obligation to provide any information to the UK Corporate Portal so there will be no consequences of ignoring the letter.

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If you are in any doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us – 01483 416232.