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Beware of an email from the European Business Register

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:10 pm

I received an email from the 'European Business Register' inviting me to update my company profile. The accompanying form creates the impression that it has come from an official EU body and you are being invited to enter a profile for free in an EU-wide register of businesses. In fact, the wording 'Updating is free of charge' appears in bold type near the top. Beware: If you read the tiny print at the bottom, you will see that this is actually an order for an insertion in a paid-for register for three years at a cost of 995 euro per year!
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Re: Beware of an email from the European Business Register

Postby miltiades » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:36 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:I received an email from the 'European Business Register' inviting me to update my company profile. The accompanying form creates the impression that it has come from an official EU body and you are being invited to enter a profile for free in an EU-wide register of businesses. In fact, the wording 'Updating is free of charge' appears in bold type near the top. Beware: If you read the tiny print at the bottom, you will see that t
his is actually an order for an insertion in a paid-for register for three years at a cost of 995 euro per year!

Hi Tim, this very same thing happened to me some 12 or so years ago. I updated my company's profile as it was ....free.
An invoice followed for similar amount, I responded in my usual polite fashion, told them to F ...OFF and stick their bill up theres.

End of the matter. Its a scam mate, just ignore the bastards.
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Re: Beware of an email from the European Business Register

Postby CBBB » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:29 am

Tim Drayton wrote:I received an email from the 'European Business Register' inviting me to update my company profile. The accompanying form creates the impression that it has come from an official EU body and you are being invited to enter a profile for free in an EU-wide register of businesses. In fact, the wording 'Updating is free of charge' appears in bold type near the top. Beware: If you read the tiny print at the bottom, you will see that this is actually an order for an insertion in a paid-for register for three years at a cost of 995 euro per year!


In the old days it used to be for inclusion in an international telex (anyone remember them?) directory. Nothing changes.
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