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Limited Company not listed.

Limited Company not listed.

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:57 am

I was considering doing business with a company, and I decided to look them up at Companies House. I could not find them listed anywhere there.
Is there a reasonable explanation, or does this suggest there is something dodgy going on?
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:14 am

(1) They are newly-incorporated and not yet listed.

(2) They have changed their name and are still listed under the old name.

(3) They have a different trading name and you're looking at the wrong one.

(4) They are incorporated somewhere other than the UK.

(5) There is something dodgy going on.

Have you tried searching for them by number rather than name? Have you tried asking them?
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby atticus » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:23 pm

6. You are not spelling the name correctly.

If you are considering doing business with this company, right now would be the perfect time to ask them and seek clarification.
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby dls » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:33 pm

Get a convincing explanation, or cash up front.
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:29 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:(1) They are newly-incorporated and not yet listed.

(2) They have changed their name and are still listed under the old name.

(3) They have a different trading name and you're looking at the wrong one.

(4) They are incorporated somewhere other than the UK.

They seem to have been using the name <no names> UK Limited for more than several months, so I don't think it is any of those.

Have you tried searching for them by number rather than name? Have you tried asking them?

I don't know their number, but I have now asked for it...

dls wrote:Get a convincing explanation, or cash up front.

Good advice... isn't that against the rules. ;)
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:34 pm

Hairyloon wrote:
Smouldering Stoat wrote:Have you tried searching for them by number rather than name? Have you tried asking them?

I don't know their number, but I have now asked for it...

And they have gone strangely quiet... should I go and have a chat with Trading Standards or somebody?
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby Goldensyrup » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:17 am

You might also try to find out their VAT number. If they are really a Limited company they are very likely to to have one. It is possible that they are not limited and this is a case of wrongful use of a company name.
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:59 am

Goldensyrup wrote:You might also try to find out their VAT number. If they are really a Limited company they are very likely to to have one. It is possible that they are not limited and this is a case of wrongful use of a company name.

My suspicion is an attempt at fraud.
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby atticus » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:39 am

Then don't have anything to do with them.
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Re: Limited Company not listed.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:34 am

atticus wrote:Then don't have anything to do with them.

Do you think I have no responsibility to help protect those who are not so instinctively suspicious?
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