Last updated Jan 23, 2024 and written by Tom Richardson

How your Fraud Protection Service works

When forming your company with us you will notice an optional extra on the basket page; a Fraud Protection service. In this post we’re going to explain how the service works and ultimately, how it protects you and your business from becoming a victim of fraudulent activity.

Here’s how the basket page looks when forming your limited company:

If you decide to keep the service we’ll email you shortly after your company has been formed (in a separate email from your formation information email). This email includes your username and password for Company Search MadeSimple.

The service works in two ways:

Notifications when authorised and unauthorised changes are made to your company

We’ll send you an email whenever an update is made to your company. This could be anything from a change in director to new annual accounts being filed. If you’re aware of the update – no problem. However, if the change is something that’s been done fraudulently you can then deal swiftly with the necessary authorities to ensure real damage isn’t done to your business.

3 company credit reports

Company credit reports provide detailed information on UK limited companies. They’re completely anonymous and give you an array of information including a company credit score, director, shareholder and account info. Ideal for helping you decide who you should and shouldn’t do business with, and also viewing how other people see your company.

To use your 3 company credit reports:

  1. Go to Company Search MadeSimple
  2. Type the name of the company that you wish to buy a report on in the search box – select ‘Search’
  3. Click on the relevant company name
  4. Login with the details we sent in the email
  5. Select ‘Buy report £4.99’
  6. You’ll then be able to view the company credit report – without having to make any payment

Do you have any questions about your Fraud Protection service? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.