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Businesses in scam warning

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

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Bath and North East Somerset Council's Trading Standards department is warning local businesses not to respond to a mailshot that could result in a bill of almost £2,400 over a period of three years.

Businesses are being advised to ignore a letter from a firm with a German address headed "Publication of Companies and VAT Registration Numbers in the UK Corporate Portal 2014".

The letter claims that due to a change to the "EU Economic Package", which requires all companies to provide their VAT registration number on various documents since 2010, the "UK Corporate Portal" is also required to update companies' business data as a "basic entry".

It appears legitimate, but is not from an official source.

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