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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 states 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. Click here to view a sample of the letter.
The letter is being sent under the business name INDIANA COUNCIL FOR CORPORATIONS. This is an assumed name (dba) registered with the secretary of state for the Michigan corporation MANDATORY POSTER AGENCY, INC. Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit to permanently dissolve the MANDATORY POSTER AGENCY, INC. The lawsuit alleges the Fata brothers have been sending misleading and deceptive mailings to businesses in Michigan and across the country since 1999.
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, you are not required to respond to it. If you have already responded to such a letter, 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 2015 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.
Indiana Secretary of State