We've been advised the following:
"It seems that some random emails are circulating claiming to be from Companies House with a zipfile attachment."
This is the latest scam alert which involves emails from Companies House. They have now issued a warning stating that the emails are not being sent by them and are advising strongly that the attachment is not opened. The urgent notification from their website states:
“We have been made aware that random emails claiming to be from Companies House with a zipfile mail attachment are being sent. These mails have not been generated by Companies House and we strongly advise you not to open the attachment. Our customers should be assured that the details we hold have not been compromised.”
Some latest security advice on phishing emails & how to protect yourself form Companies House: