"European Company Network" Scams

Online users who have received email messages like the one below asking them to join the European Company Network are asked to delete them and should not respond to them with their personal information. This is because the email messages are fraudulent and are being sent by online scammers to trick their potential victims into paying for a service that doesn't exist.

European Company Network Scams

A Sample of the Fraudulent "European Company Network" Email Message

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: EUBS / Ms Sophie <sophie@eubs-accounting.com>

Date: 2017-08-09 10:43 GMT+01:00

Subject: Due date for the Invoice no. 202782


We hereby inform you that the attached invoice, number 202782, charging your company’s profile insertion into our business register is now issued for payment (due date is 07/08/2017).

The invoice was posted via regular mail the day it was issued (10th of July, 2017) to []. Please confirm postage receipt and accuracy of postal address.

If this email’s recipient is not responsible with payment transfer, we appreciate the forward of message to the department in charge.

In case payment has been transferred by now, please send the proof of wire in reply, for noting the account timely settled.

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Best regards,

Ms Sophie, Account Manager

Tel: 0031 208-080-789

Fax: 0031 205-248-107

Here is a list of fraudulent European Company Network websites:

  • www.europeancompanynetwork.com
  • ecn-register.org

Online users who have already been tricked by the online scammers are asked to contact their banks for help recovering their money. They should let their banks know that they were tricked into making payment on a fraudulent website by online scammers.

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February 10, 2023 at 1:18 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams
an anonymous user from: Nairobi, Kenya

I received this:

"Dear Sirs/Accounts Department,

Considering the significant delay in settling this overdue account, we have sent your Legal file to our Lawyer.

To avoid the increased cost of the collection expenses, we ask that you pay your account in full (EUR 1124,-), with immediate effect.

Immediate payment will result in us closing this issue without need for legal action and with avoidance of the legal charges.

We count on your cooperation for prompt and amicably settlement.

Best regards

Ms Helena, Accounting Department

Fax: 31 205248107"


February 22, 2021 at 5:40 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams


In order to have your company inserted in the European Company Network for 2021/2022, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) in a reply to this email.

All electronic file formats are accepted.

Updating is free of charge.

European Company Network



Tel/Fax: 31 205 248 107"

Another scam


March 28, 2019 at 6:31 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams

Received this scam:

- Original Message -

Subject: Penalties to be added

From: lya@eubs-accounting.com



Your invoice in amount of EUR 995,- for services you has contracted on 25/01/2019 is way overdue (25/02/2019) and soon to be penalized with extra fees for delayed settlement.

Credit Department has issued a non-payment reminder this Monday, informing your company about the penalties which will be soon added in case the payment is further delayed.

We are expecting your soonest reply if anymore clarifications are needed before the settlement which will prevent the increase with the extra late fees.


Ms Lya, Accounting Department

Tel: 31 208080789

Fax: 31 205248107


June 10, 2019 at 10:42 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams
an anonymous user from: Dallas, Texas, United States

We received the same message and a phone call from this person. I told her to immediately remove us and we are not going to pay. Did you send them any money and if not, what did you do? Did you just ignore them completely?


October 19, 2018 at 10:20 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams

Here is another scam:

"From: "EUBS / Ms Lya" <lya@eubs-accounting.com>

Date: 18 October 2018 at 13:54:21 BST

Subject: Call - Cancellation of your 3-year order

Reply-To: "EUBS / Ms Lya" <lya@eubs-accounting.com>


Thank you for your time over the phone few minutes ago.

Kindly be informed that the minimum period you contracted the services is 3 years, EUR 995,- price for each edition.

Considering the situation we are having with your account, the fact that 2 invoices have been penalized and still pending without payment, EUR 2258,- amount, we wish to avoid the service delivery next year and settle your account now with minimum costs.

EUR 995,- minimum amount representing 1 year subscription must be received by the end of October, in order to be able to initiate the cancellation procedures.

As soon as the payment is received, we will consider your account fully settled and your order officially closed, granting that no future costs will be generated towards your company.

Please inform us if the offer is accepted in order to issue a new invoice.

Best regards,

Lya, Account Manager

Tel: 31 208080789

Fax: 31 205248107"


August 7, 2018 at 11:39 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams

Here is another scam:

"De : EUBS / Ms Helena <helena@accounting-eubs.com>

Envoyé : 7 août 2018 04:44

Objet : Legal procedure initiated / unpaid invoice

To Accounts/Management

Find attached the Final reminder our Credit Department issued on 06/08/2018, confirming the next step and also the extra legal fee (EUR 300,-) which will be added to your actual debt –EUR 1129,- in case your company’s financial account remains outstanding.

Unless you have reconsidered the non-payment of the invoice issued for the registration service your company has requested and missed the settlement for (invoice was due on 07/05/2018) – please contract your Legal representative and provide his/her contact details for our records and future communication which will imply legal procedures of debt recovery.


Ms Helena, Account Manager

31 208 080 789"


June 6, 2018 at 12:55 PM by
"European Company Network" Scams
an anonymous user from: Kigali, Rwanda

Received this:

"Mr /Sirs,

Your invoice is way overdue and was penalized with extra fees for delayed settlement (this Monday, 04/06/2018).

- late payment fee in amount of EUR 99,-

- administration fee in amount of EUR 35,-

bringing your debt towards us for the current Edition - 2018/2019 to EUR 3387,-.

Attachments: 3-year order and invoice.

Contact us for settlement assistance with minimum costs and avoidance of extended services due to non-payment.


Ms Lya, Account Manager

Tel: 31 208080789

Fax: 31 205248107


April 18, 2018 at 10:11 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams

Here is another scam:

"From: EUBS / Ms Joanna [mailto:joanna@eubs-accounting.com]

Sent: 16 April 2018 12:50

Subject: Re: Reminder for the Invoice no. 211381

Importance: High

Attached reminder issued this day.

Payment proof is expected in reply by the end of this week, in order we avoid the amount increase.

Best regards,

Ms Joanna, Account Manager

Phone: 0031 208080789

On 4/11/2018 3:30 PM, EUBS / Ms Joanna wrote:


Your account is now one month past due in our records. To this date, we have not received payment of EUR 995,- for the attached invoice number 211381, issued for your company’s subscription into our business register, services we have rendered to BIRMINGHAM PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE honouring your request placed on 02/02/2018.

Please be informed that in case of additional late payment we reserve our right to charge you additionally EUR 99,- Late Payment Fee and EUR 35,- Administration Fee due to your delaying the payment.

A reminder will be issued to your company next Monday, the 16th of April, 2018, announcing the amount increase to be applied unless payment is received in a seven day period.

If payment has been recently transferred, please reply with the proof of payment, for identification purposes and avoidance of this increase applied starting next week.

Best regards,

Ms Joanna, Account Manager

Tel: 0031 208080789

Fax: 0031 205248107"


February 13, 2018 at 12:52 PM by
"European Company Network" Scams

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded Message -

"From: EUBS / Ms Helena [mailto:helena@accounting-ebr.com]

Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:26 AM

Subject: Fwd: Penalties added/ FAO: Accounting Department


Your invoice is way overdue and was penalized with extra fees for delayed settlement, your debt reaching EUR 1129,-.

Please reply at your earliest so we can discuss the issues which cause to this way long postponement of transfer and the conditions of an eventual closure of this problematic cooperation.


Ms Helena, Account Manager"


November 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM by
"European Company Network" Scams

Here is another scam:

"From: EUBS Ltd/ Accounting Department accounts@eubs-accounting.com

Sent: 09 November 2017 12:33

Subject: Invoice no. 207369 - Sureguard

Importance: High

To Whom it may concern/Accounting Department of Sureguard,

We hereby inform you that the attached invoice, charging your company’s profile insertion into our business register is due for payment (due date is 27/11/2017).

The invoice was posted via regular mail the day it was issued (30/10/2017) to your company’s address: Greenway, 1 Green Street Worsbrough Dale, S704RS Barnsley, United Kingdom. Please confirm postage receipt.

If this email’s recipient is not responsible with payment transfer, we appreciate the forward of message to the department in charge.

In case payment has been transferred by now, please send the proof of wire in reply, for noting the account timely settled.

The payment discount listed on the attached invoice is available by 27th of November, 2017.

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Accounts Department

Fax: 0031 205248107

Phone: 0031 208080789"


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"European Company Network" Scams