Currently, fraudsters under the name “Organization Transparency Register e.V.” are sending out E-mails in which recipients are informed of the obligation to notify the transparency register in accordance with sections 18 et seq. of the Money Laundering Act and are threatened with fines if they fail to register.
The e-mails give the impression that you have to register for a fee on the www.TransparenzregisterDeutschland.de website.
The volume of complaints and inquiries is so great that the Federal Ministry of Finance now expressly warns against responding to such or similar e-mails, registering on the above-mentioned website or even making payments!
The official website of the Transparency Register in terms of the Money Laundering Act is www.transparenzregister.de. The operator of the transparency register is Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH, which is authorized to operate the register. The Transparency Register is supervised by the Federal Office of Administration.
The Transparency Register is relevant and mandatory for, among other things, fiduciary contracts at companies and other circumstances in the area of money laundering. Moreover, the entries in the transparency register are free of charge!