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Business Services Division

Business Services Division > Online Services for Corporations > Scam Alert for Businesses Scam Alert for Businesses

FRAUDULENT COMPLIANCE REQUESTS TO HOOSIER BUSINESSES

Several businesses have reported receiving a deceptive letter that appears to come from an official government source. The letter solicits an annual fee of $125 and claims it will be used for record keeping and processing of a company's annual minutes. It gives the appearance of coming from a legitimate government agency and cites state law.

Specifically, copies of the letter that have been forwarded to my office appear to come from "Corporate Records Services." They include a return by date to give the false impression that action is necessary on your part.

This letter is NOT an official correspondence from my Business Services Division or any other Indiana state agency. If you received one of these solicitations, ignore it! If you have already responded to such a letter and believe you are a victim of this scam, please call the Business Services Division at (317) 232-6576.

Businesses may securely file their required business entity reports online through the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/sos-berf/. My office sends a courtesy reminder to all Hoosier businesses advising them to file their required business entity reports. Please note, beginning in 2014 in an effort to save taxpayer dollars and use less paper, these reminders will only be sent via email.

Again, if you have any questions or concerns you may contact my office at (317) 232 – 6576.

Best Regards,

Connie Lawson

Connie Lawson
Indiana Secretary of State