If you have recently taken the steps to become self-employed, some of you have surely received a document asking you to pay for “mandatory posting”. Be careful ! This is simply a scam!
Creating your business in France can be done in just a few clicks on the Internet. In the case of renting or purchasing a workplace, employers have an obligation to display and disseminate information to their employees ; according to the official Public Service website.
But since the beginning of September 2023, a new kind of scam is plaguing the mailboxes of French self-employed people. Indeed, a copy of a letter was sent to us and it essentially contains the mention “MANDATORY DISPLAY”.
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Suspicious company asks entrepreneurs to pay €179 for “mandatory display”
In this letter we can see the following data: the sender’s address, the recipient’s address, the company identification, the legal form, a name, an RSC identifier, an amount to be paid, the APE code and the mail reference.
Several elements linked to the data present* in the document are suspect. For example, the sender’s address is based in the French department of Aveyron and a bank check for 179 euros must be made payable to OBLIGATORY DISPLAY. However, in this specific case, the postal address is incorrect and the order for a check must be made in the name of a company or organization.
The reglementation.org website is a scam, be careful!
Within this letter, we also noticed the name of a website which is reglementation.org and which has nothing to do with a platform of an official body in France.
In addition, members of the community site Signal-Arnaques also spotted anomalies on reglementation.org such as the inappropriate use of the term “ZIP Code” (foreign to French terminology) or a self-signed SSL certificate with an IP address American.
All the elements mentioned above confirm that this is a deceptive letter and therefore a new method of fraud. Previously, people had the unpleasant surprise of seeing an unknown withdrawal ranging from 300 to 600 euros and Internet users received an e-mail from an unknown person presenting himself as a hitman charged with attacking or killing them.
* Personal data from the copy of the document has been blurred by us, for confidentiality reasons.