Mississippi Scam Alert: Corporate Filing Solicitation Targets Mississippi Businesses

Mississippi Scam Alert: Corporate Filing Solicitation Targets Mississippi Businesses

Submitted by Karen Lombardo on September 8, 2014

Donna Amundsen, our Manager of Representation Services, received the following information from the Mississippi Secretary of State:

“The Secretary of State’s Office has received numerous complaints regarding a company called “Annual Business Services,” which has apparently been soliciting businesses across the State.  In what appears as an official correspondence, Annual Business Services requests businesses to provide sensitive information and a check for $125.00.  In return, the company would prepare an “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement.”

There is no “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement” form required by the Secretary of State’s Office. 

 The Secretary of State’s Office encourages Mississippi corporations to utilize extreme caution in the disclosure of sensitive information to outside vendors.  This Agency does not require the submission of such information with the State of Mississippi and opposes the collection of such information for public dissemination.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Business Services Division of the Secretary of State’s Office at 601-359-1633.”  

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