"European Business Directory Network" Scams

The email messages below which the senders claim the recipients can insert their companies in the European Company Network, European Business Directory Network, or EU Business Register by completing and submitting an attached form, are fraudulent and recipients should not respond to them with their personal information or follow the instructions in them. The fake and fraudulent email messages have been created by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their money, personal and financial information.

European Business Directory Network Scams

The Fraudulent "European Business Directory Network" Email Messages

European Company Network 2016/2017

Dear Madam/Sir,

In order to have your company inserted in the European Company Network for 2016/2017, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:


P.O. BOX 34



Fax: +31 30 310 0126

You can also attach the completed form in a reply to this email.

Updating is free of charge!

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From: EU Business Register register@ebr-accounting.click
Send reply to: EU Business Register <register@ebr-accounting.click>
Subject: Business Register 2016/2017


In order to have your company inserted in the EU Business Register for 2016/2017, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:


P.O. BOX 34



Fax: +31 205 248 107

You can also scan the completed form and attach it in a reply to this email.

Updating is free of charge.

August 2016

European Company Networking2016/2017

European Company Network register@eucompanynetwork.com

Dear Madam/Sir,

In order to have your company inserted in the European Company Network for 2016/2017, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:


P.O. BOX 34



Fax: +31-30-310-0126

You can also scan the completed form and attach it in a reply to this email.

Updating is free of charge.


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July 24, 2017 at 11:55 AM by
"European Business Directory Network" Scams

Received via email:

"I was also mocked by these gentlemen. I filled out the form and sent convinced that it was "free of charges".

Last year I paid the € 995.00 for nothing, they never did anything.

This year they are already asking for another one after I have asked for the cancellation last year."


March 23, 2017 at 10:41 AM by
"European Business Directory Network" Scams

Received via email:


This company sent us free registration leaflet application. We send them back if free of charge for application we will join and send back application. Later on they sent us invoice and need us pay huge money for registration fee. I told them that we rejected and request them to cancel but they still keep chasing us about this fee and penalties. This is very bad business attitude. They are extortion. Could you please help to check and help us to stop them?

寄件日期: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:14 AM

主旨: Penalties for late payment / Invoice no. 195337

To: [info removed]

Despite previous requests we still have not received your payment of EUR 995,- for the invoice number 195337.

Please be informed that a reminder enforcing the supplementary fees as follows:

- Late Payment Fee in the amount of EUR 99,-

- Administration Fee in the amount of EUR 35,-

was sent towards on by post, increasing your debt to EUR 1129,- attached.

In case the transfer was recently made, please contact our company as soon as possible so we can avoid unnecessary steps in dealing with this financial account.

Best regards,

Ms Helena, Account Manager

Tel: 31208080789

Fax: 31205248107"


March 10, 2017 at 7:47 PM by
"European Business Directory Network" Scams
an anonymous user from: Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

HI I am another victim of this “EU Business Register” scam. Our company is in Malaysia and we are foolish to completed the form and signed it back. We then received the invoice demanding Euro 995 and we refused to paid as we never ask for subscription. Now, a letter from Waldberg & Hirsch Global Collection Ltd. requested us to pay Euro 995 late payment legal fee. I am worried they will proceed the legal action against our company.

What should I do? I do not want anything happen to our company?

Is there any authorities contact that I approach to in order for us to complaint “EU Register” scam?

Thank you.


March 10, 2017 at 8:59 PM by
"European Business Directory Network" Scams

Do not be fooled by scammers threatening legal actions. Just ignore them.

These scammers are operating in foreign countries where it is hard to catch and arrest.


March 10, 2017 at 9:41 AM by
"European Business Directory Network" Scams

Here is another scam:

"Dear Madam/Sir,

In order to have your company inserted in the EU Business Register for 2017/2018, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:


P.O. BOX 34



Fax: 31 205 248 107

You can also scan the completed form and attach it in a reply to this email.

Updating is free of charge."


January 19, 2017 at 7:50 AM by
"European Business Directory Network" Scams
an anonymous user from: Palisades Park, New Jersey, United States

Just got this email this morning, yet another scam ..


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"European Business Directory Network" Scams