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Between 50-100 cases of Corporate Identity Fraud occur every month.

Here are some of the precautions you should take to combat Corporate Identity Fraud, and this is our 3 Point Plan to help you:

1. WebFiling

Using WebFiling, our online filing service, is far safer and more secure way to send us statutory information than using paper forms sent by post. You need to register for a security code (issued by email) and an authentication code (issued by post to your registered office) and then you can send us much of the information about your company electronically. It's also 50% cheaper to file your annual return online.

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Protected Online FilingOnce you have received your authentication code to file electronically, you can then sign up to PROOF, our new PROtected Online Filing service, which is designed to reduce identity fraud still further. We will then only accept forms relating to changes of address and directors' details from you electronically. We will not accept any of these documents on paper unless you authorise it.

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3. Monitor

The Monitor service enables you to keep an eye on your competitors, business collaborators and your own company and 'monitor' which documents have been filed into Companies House. You know that certain company information lies within the public domain, so what could be more efficient than information that could help or protect your business being available to you the moment it is filed?

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