Posted on Sept 01, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Recently there has been a new typ of fraud discovered. Criminal minds have made official company publication in the name of the company. This is more dangerous as it seems. Do not underestimate the danger of this new typ of abuse.
Election of directors
In the situation that came in the news recently, a criminal mind had made a false publication which indicated him as a new director of the company. Suddenly the company had 4 directors in stead of 3. These publication were "approved" by the general meeting of the shareholders or by the other directors. He had done this for multiple companies.
At first sight this doesn't look as dangerous as it could be, but the "new" director went to the bank with the publication of his election as director and asked for access to the company bank account. Next to this he also has the rights to sign contracts or orders in the name of the company. When someone checks the company publications they will see that he has indeed been indicated as a director.
How to protect your company?
As the current directors don't receive any message regarding new publications of their company there has been created a new free tool by VOKA, Tak-51 lawyers and TRI-S. With this tool you can choose for which company you would like to receive a notice if there is a new publication.
At co-acc we already follow up all the publication regarding the companies of our accountancy clients. This way you are already protected against this new type of abuse. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.