Scottish Commercial Register Scam

Direct Publisher SLU are at it again with another scam, this time the Scottish Commercial Register Scam. Those pesky Spaniards just don’t seem to give up with these attempts to defraud business owners out of money. So, I continue my quest to warn more people of it and help save people some of their hard earned money.

This scam has many different faces, the main one being the Commercial Register scam. The fraud is pretty much identical in every way. It starts with a letter which asks you to update your records and which appears to be from an official UK Government body. However, if you turn over the page there are a lot of terms and conditions in gray. Once you’ve signed you’ll be hounded monthly with threats of legal action.

“‘Scottish Commercial Register’ notices requesting €990 to approve info held. They’re not legitimate and have no connection to us.” Companies House Edinburgh Office

If you’ve found yourself in the same boat that I did, don’t panic. My advice is to ignore them and eventually they will go away. In the meantime, have a read here. It’s got loads of information from other small business owners who have been targeted by other various scams.

If you’ve found this page helpful, drop me a line in the comments section below. You might also like to consider making a small donation to help towards it’s upkeep.

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8 thoughts on “Scottish Commercial Register Scam

  • 14th December 2016 at 10:06
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    Got this today, been fooled by it before, so knew it was a scam but this one comes from France. So watch out everyone.

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    • 14th December 2016 at 10:12
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      Thanks Susan. Can you confirm if it was sent to an address in Scotland, please?

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  • 14th December 2016 at 11:57
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    Received today, includes a stamped addressed envelope….if I tape this envelope to a brick will they have to pay the expensive postage? 😀

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  • 14th December 2016 at 13:31
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    Also just got this in the mail (Wednesday 14th Dec 2016). It was sent to a Scottish address, from France/French company

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  • 14th December 2016 at 13:34
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    I received one today from France.

    It was addressed to our company in Scotland.

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  • 15th December 2016 at 00:58
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    I received one today!! Thought I would look it up and found this site, thank you for the info provided. It was sent to a Scottish address and was from France.

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  • 15th December 2016 at 00:58
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    I received one today!! Thought I would look it up and found this site, thank you for the info provided. It was sent to a Scottish address and was from France.

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  • 15th December 2016 at 07:52
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    We have received this today, luckily I found your post and know not to worry about it.

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