Philip Green firm hijacked for ID theft

Thursday, 22 September 2005, 11:35 AM EST

Fraudsters have hijacked the identity of a firm owned by billionaire businessman Philip Green. Crooks changed the registered address of a property company the BHS boss runs with his mother to order goods on credit and run up bills under an assumed identity. The ruse takes advantage of a flaw in the Companies House registration scheme highlighted by The Register in February.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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