The rise in online scams continues and the use of email means everyone can be a target. We have had numerous reports and calls from clients concerned about emails from officials, most recently emails claiming to be from Companies House, and asking the recipient to open the attachment, which could have a virus. Our advice is not to open such attachments and call us if in doubt. Companies House itself advises that it will never ask for disclosure of personal or payment information via email.

Further information about this, as well as helpful tips about protecting yourself online, can be found at