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I've been sent sent 2.5 percent shares certificate that I've

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I've been sent sent 2.5 percent shares certificate that I've not yet paid for but asking 5000 pounds! By electronic email under ordinary heading . Am I liable and I checked on companies it doesn't look like he is a director but I know he is secretary they not completed their first year accounts yet! He is a friend that I'm helping out and said that this is just in case anything should happen to him before he can manage to pay me back! But does this make me liable for anything?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He said he has 45 percent shares as does his partner and his son 10. I think this has been done in the last year so not been recorded at companies house.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Alex J. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. The danger of accepting unpaid shares is the following - if the company went insolvent you would be liable to contribute £5000 to the assets of the company. If you are listed as an unpaid shareholder this will be recorded as a debt in the company accounts. I would get him to either register the shares as paid and let him put the money in or not accept the shares. Kind regards AJ