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Client's personal details used to form a company

Company fraudulently set up, how to dissolve?

Somehow one of my client's personal details have been obtained from her, as she has received details from Companies House, and then HMRC, about a new limited company. Having checked on Companies House she is showing as the sole director and shareholder.

She is contacting the police, but can a form DS01 be used still to close the company? On paper she is the director/shareholder but she never actually set it up!

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09th Nov 2018 18:38

Vince Cable had a similar problem and it shows what a complete farce this country has become re such things. I remember years ago it used to be a much more difficult thing to set up a UK Ltd and you needed sign off from a lawyer etc. to check your ID etc.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uks-first-ever-successful-prosecution...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/companies-house-fraud-wh...

Yes; by all means shut it down ASAP and report it to CH of course.

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09th Nov 2018 18:26

Those "electronic signatures" are a joke.

You can put owt in so long as it's the right format. It's not checked.

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09th Nov 2018 18:53

lionofludesch wrote:

Those "electronic signatures" are a joke.

You can put owt in so long as it's the right format. It's not checked.

I have thought this in the past when forming companies for clients. Like you say, a joke

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