A client has been in touch concerned as he has discovered an unknown third party is offering products / issuing quotations using my client's company name, company number, vat registration number and using a slightly different email address and different telephone number.
This came to light as a (potential) customer of the third party fraudsters emailed my client asking when the goods were going to be shipped. My client replied along the lines of "we don't sell such products" and in response to this my client received an email containing a quote, purportedly from my client's company, showing vat number, company name etc.
Client's initial instinct was to report to the police but he has asked for any advice I can provide before he reports it.
im not sure what course of action to recommend, however I think HMRC need to be notified of this, particularly re. VAT?
Any thoughts / words of wisdom?