The "World Business List General Companies 2019/2020" Scam

The "World Business List" email message below which the sender claims the recipients can include their companies in the World Business List by completing and submitting an attached form is a fake. Therefore, recipients should not respond to them with their personal information or follow the instructions in them. The fake and fraudulent email messages are being sent by scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their money, personal and financial information.

The World Business List General Companies 2019 2020 Scam

The Fake "World Business List" Email

From: World Business List

Sent: 08 February 2019 18:43

Subject: Pending - World Business List [REF:TWA-57028]

Ladies and Gentlemen.

In order to have your company inserted in our register of General Companies for the 2019/2020 edition; please print, complete and reply with the attached form (wbl-ffe.jpg) or send it to this address:

World Business-List

Postbox 34

3700 AA Zeist

The Netherlands

Fax: +31 30 310 0126

Updates are free of charge!

World Business List P.O. Box 34 - 3700 AA Zeist - The Netherlands

Fax: +31 205 248 107


World Business Register

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  • March 20, 2020 at 4:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


    Do you know of anyone who has been charged fees with World Business List in the Netherlands.

    I signed their form but could not even remember there was any mention of a fee at that time, until I received a copy back in Pdf from them billing me plus with their terms and conditions inserted next to my signature.

    Is there any information out there that actually confirms they are a scam. I checked their website and did find the name of my Literary Agency there. I also noticed there were a small number of other companies under book binding companies. (Used Keywords to see if there were other listings.

    They look legit, and god knows how on earth I allowed myself to be so misdirected, because as a rule I always check out any new businesses under Scam alerts. Wished I would have taken the time to do so with WBL.

    Anyone who has paid their fees, would they be able to comment? It would help me define how to go about getting out of this contract.

    Thank you all for your assistance.


  • September 16, 2019 at 12:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Dublin, Ireland

    As any one received their final warning letter looking for payment?

    • October 22, 2019 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Maputo, Mozambique

      Yes - I am getting the below from them.

      "I am sending this formal message describing the situation of your company’s financial account, unsettled for now three months.

      Two weeks after our Credit Department has forwarded your file to a debt collection agency, they have received a positive answer and your account will be taken over and handled legally.

      The legal fee they charge will be added to your current debt if your company’s financial account remains unsolved.

      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 01/07/2019 and was already penalized) – please contract your Legal representative and provide his/her contact details for our records and future communication which will imply legal procedures of the above-detailed debt recovery process.

      Best regards,

      Joanna, Account Manager"

  • May 2, 2019 at 10:18 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -Original Message-

    From: "Universal Company Registry" <>

    Date: Thu, 02 May 2019 13:36:10 0200

    Subject: Pending - World Business List 2019-2020 [REF:RKE-89369]

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    In order to have your company inserted in the register of Global Businesses for the 2019/2020 edition: please print, completemand reply with the attached form (wbl-ffc.jpg) or send it to this address:

    World-Business List

    Postbox 34

    3700 AA Zeist

    The Netherlands

    Fax: 31 303 100 126

    Updating is free of charge!

  • April 30, 2019 at 8:01 AM by info

    Received this:

    "World Business List 2019/2020

    Tue 4/30/2019 3:13 AM

    From: WBL -

    Attachment: World-Business-List.pdf (21 KB)


    In order to have your company inserted in the World Business List for 2019/2020, please print, complete and submit the attached form (PDF file) to the following address:

    World Business List

    P.O. BOX 34

    3700 AA ZEIST


    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."

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