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 😉