Posted on 30 April 2013
It has recently emerged that UK companies, consultants, public authorities and the self-employed are being approached by the digital publisher TVV Tele Verzeichnis Verlag GmbH.
The German publishing company is based in Hamburg and asks for the Publication of Companies and VAT Registration Numbers and claims that the placing of these VAT entries in their directory is obligatory under “changes to the EU economic package”.
In the terms and conditions, it is also confirms that a single entry into the directory will cost £797 which is to be paid in advance.
If you receive this letter, our advice is to ignore the scam and report it to Trading Standards at www.tradingstandards.gov.uk