EU Business Services Ltd Trading As World Business Directory

Trading From London UK and Charlestown, Nevis.

(Although we suspect their backoffice is in Romania)

Other Trading Names:
DISCLAIMER This website is in no way affiliated or assoaciated with World Business Directory (WBD). This is a non-commercial website established in Opposition to companies that use forms that might be signed in error or profit from the distribution of such forms. If you have come here seeking their services you are in the wrong place!
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Page Originally Published 14th July 2008 | Last Updated 29th July 2009

World Business Directory began life in 2008, however it is part of a wider suite of companies that all use similar misleading forms and tactics.

If you notice things about WBD or any other guide website that are not reported here. Please Notify StopECG immediately. Thanks!
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If this page assists you, please link to it! the url is http://www.stopecg.org/world_business_directory.htm Alternatively, copy the content and host this information on your own website.

South Africans in dispute with World Business Directory, Click your flag!
For people that feel that they have been scammed by World-businessdirectory.com 

CONTENTS

  1. Company Info
  2. Advice if you are pursued for money
  3. Reasearch on EU Company Directory
  4. Press Coverage
  5. Support Email List
Company Info
World Business Directory appeared in 2008, using contracts almost identical to those which have lead to hundreds of people refusing to pay the sister companies. EU Company Directory, Euro Business Guide and European Business Connection

The owners of these companies must be aware that people sign these documents in error, so to set up a new company mailing similar forms is indicative of either gross negligence or a deliberate attempt to decieve.

Assuming Modus Operandi is the same as for the other companies those who sign this form in error can expect: Contact Info:
World Business Directory,
Suite 149, Rosden House,
372 Old Street,
London,
EC1V 9AU,
UNITED KINGDOM


Email: info@world-businessdirectory.com
Web: http://www.world-businessdirectory.com

The Above address appears to be an office/PO Box, trade is actually conducted from the tax haven of Nevis in the West Indies, while the main office appears to be in Romania.

EU Business Ltd.
Henvile Building
Prince Charles street
Charlestown
Nevis
West Indies

Check the research and background for more detailed info

Advice if you are receiving demands for money


To Pay Or Not To Pay

For legal reasons StopECG cannot issue advice either generally or to individuals on the issue of whether you should part with money based on the document you have signed. All we can do is appraise you of the situation as it stands and allow you to make up your own mind. We hope the notes below are of assistance.
  1. World Business Directory has companies on its books who have, or are disputing the validity of its contracts.
  2. The debt collection agency used by the sister companies appears to no other function than to bully people in dispute with these companies. Threats of legal action have not been followed up and to date we have no evidence that anyone has been taken to court for refusal to pay.
  3. Based on past rulings against similar documents this contract would almost certainly fail to stand up in a court, however you must accept that as this exact document has not been challenged yet there is a small risk involved with refusal to pay.


If you are unhappy with World Business Directory, you need to file the relevant letters of complaint. Remember, the more letters you write the more likely it is that people will take note.
To Save yourself time StopECG suggests you draft one letter, detailing your experiences and complaints then use the same text for ALL the suggested letters below


Whenever filing official complaints, we recommend you keep your letters short, polite and factual. If you feel the original document was misleading, please explain why, clearly and in your own words

You should include copies of all Correspondence you have had with the guide and with their agents. We reccomend you send high quality photocopies and should keep your original correspondence on file. If you have lost or destroyed any documents please note this in your letter of complaint.


Who to Write to
Contact the Office Of Fair Trading Essential
Why: The OFT is the body charged with preventing fraud, scams and unfair competition within the UK, it is the organisation best positioned to rule on World Business Directory and their methods
How: Please send your complaint in writing to:

The Office of Fair Trading,
Fleetbank House,
2-6 Salisbury Square,
London,
EC4Y 8JX
UK

UK Company Regulator Companies Investigation Branch (CIB)
Why:The CIB investigates instances unlawful paractices by UK Registered companies, it has full legal powers to take action if neccecary. File a complaint if you beleive the activities of a UK company are unlawful How: By Post or webform:



Online Complaint Form Suitable for basic complaints

Email: enquiry@cib.gsi.gov.uk

Companies Investigation Branch,
Ground Floor,
21 Bloomsbury Street,
London,
WC1B 3QW,
UK


If your initial complaint fails try
Ministerial Correspondence Unit,
Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform,
1 Victoria Street,
London,
SW1H 0ET,
UK


Contact Your MEP Essential
advice for residents of the European Union who are in dispute with Gravis Inkasso Gmbh Why: This is an International Problem; MEPs need to be aware as they have the power to bring forward legislation against this sort of cross border advertising, especially as the vast majority of it eminates from within the European Union
How: If you do not know who your MEP is, click the one of the links below and look them up. You may find that you are represented by more than one MEP, if so, please contact them all!! Please ask your MEP to raise your concerns with The Commissioner
http://www.europarl.eu.int/ ALL EU Countries please navigate to your country
http://www.writetothem.com/ UK Only (enter your postcode, you can then fax direct from the webform!)
http://www.europarl.org.uk/uk_meps/MembersMain.htm UK Only (for postal addresses)

Persons living Outside the EU need to address the commissioner in writing:
Meglena Kuneva,
EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
DG Health and Consumer Protection ,
B-1049 BRUSSELS,
Belgium

Contact Other Companies Worthwhile
Why: Contacting other companies will allow you to share information and advice, it may also assist them if they are recieving unexpected demands and thought they were alone in disputing the issue
How: Go to the World Business Directory website http://world-businessdirectory.com/ and follow the instructions below to find companies

  1. The search is near-useless, Select one of the categories at the bottom of the page,E.g. Constructions
  2. Click the category now a new set of links appears on the left under the title Select A Country
  3. You can either browse the category or navigate to your country
  4. If you go by Country you are forced to conduct a search. Put a single letter such as 'A' under Keyword. leave all other fields blank, Click 'Go'
  5. Read This Bit It appears that only those companies with an '@' symbol next to the telephone logo have signed the forms, the others are simply filler listings, most will be unaware that they are listed.
    For this reason you should only contact companies with the @ symbol
NOTE: We recommend that when writing to, or phoning companies you should not pre-empt their response, simply ask them about their experiences with World Business Directory, if they inform you that they are unhappy, then please direct them to the advice on this webpage, the address is:
http://www.stopecg.org/world_business_directory.htm


Contact The Advertising Standards Authority Not Important
The ASA's current position is that this company is not phyisically based within the UK, however it can do no harm to contact them on the matter.

Advertising Standards Authority,
Mid City Place,
71 High Holborn,
London,
WC1V 6QT


Contact The Romanian Ministry of Commerce Worthwhile
Why: It appears that World Business Directory may have their actual office in Romania, this needs to be investigated
How: If you have had emails from EU Company Directory check the headers, you may find that the sender is detailed as citrus-media.ro ([212.146.85.10]) or gw-eubusiness-sediu.fibertm.ro [86.106.150.186] or both...
These adresses end in .ro, indicating that the sender is not in The UK, they are in Romania, If your emails bear this out, please contact the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Commerce and ask them to investigate the issue. We reccomend you send them your full letter of complaint and an additional note explaining why you beleive EU Company Directory are operating from within Romania

Going to the Press Worthwhile
Why: Getting articles in the local press will forwarn others about contracts they may recieve in the post. With a new and little known company like this one, press coverage is vital to alert others!
How: Getting an article into the local press is surprisingly easy More..

Contact the Government in Nevis Worthwhile
Why: This company is incorporated in St. Kitts & Nevis, if you have a complaint about their activities it is important that the government there is told.
How: You can easily modify your letter of complaint to The Office Of Fair Trading, so filing this complaint will only take a few minutes. Post to:

Mr Vance W. Amory,
Minister of Finance, Trade and Industry,
Administration Building,
Main Street,
Charlestown,
Nevis,
West Indies,


Email: primiera@caribsurf.com

Contact Their Bank Unimportant
Why: Reputable banks will close accounts of they suspect unethical tactics or fraud
How: Write to the bank.

as of November 2008 we have seen demands for money referencing the following bank account:
Barclays bank,
Barclays House,
Victory Street, Douglas,
Isle of Man,
IM99 1AJ

SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22

IBAN GB76BARC20267410107859

Sort Code 202674


Feel Free to contact Barclays and express your concerns about World Business Directory. Letters of complaint should be accompanied by a full dossier of your correspondance with the guide.
International Personal Banking,
PO Box 213,
Eagle Court,
25 Circular Road,
Douglas,
Isle Of Man, IM99 1 RH,
UK


Research and Background
Additional information is housed on the EU Company directory page
Please go to: http://www.stopecg.org/eu_company_directory.htm#research

Published Address
World Business Directory,
Suite 149,
Old Street,
London,
EC1V 9AU

A whois on the Domain www.world-businessdirectory.com the reveals a different London address (Last check 14th July 08)
International Directories ltd,
It manager,
Suite 3, 95 Wilton Road,
London,
SW1V1BZ


World Business Guide has at least one mirror domain www.wbgnow.com, Hosted in Romania


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