I created my business a few months ago, so my personal details got shared over the internet (I don’t know why it works that way in France/EU). With that said, you’ll receive a lot of e-mails, or even letters to register for some type of business lists, so to get more visibility as they say.
One of the most common one is the EU Business Register which I received by e-mail. You can find a copy of the e-mail below.
In order to have your company inserted in the EU Business Register for 2021/2022, please print, complete and submit the attached form in a reply to this email.
EU BUSINESS REGISTER
3700 AA ZEIST
Fax: +31 205 248 107
All electronic file formats are accepted.
Updating is free of charge.
Here is the document attached to the e-mail
In attachments, you’ll have a PDF which looks like a normal application form. In fact, as a beginner who just launched it’s business, I wanted to get more visibility (who doesn’t ?). So I started to print out the document. But a full reading of the document saved me €995. I was almost scammed.
To make it short, next time, pay more attention to e-mails and documents wanting you to sign a contract, read carefully the full document, or run a quick search about the company online. You’ll save time, and money ????
For those who got scammed
Don’t worry, we got you covered. The best thing you can do is ignoring emails, invoices, and threats. Yes, they may threat you with legal action, but they won’t (they are scammers after all, not lawyers).