Companies House are encouraging companies to file their documents online, which we are more than happy to do, as it is quicker, easier and reduces the chances of documents getting lost. However, whilst there is the choice between filing online or by paper, there is also the risk of company hijacking, whereby fraudsters steal the identity of the company.
Companies House’s response has been to introduce the Protected Online Filing (PROOF) service, which makes online submissions the only option. We recommend this, as it is a more secure way of operating a company.
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