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Mississippi Secretary warns of misleading 2022 Annual Report Mailer from C.F.S.

Submitted by UCS on November 15, 2021

From the Desk of the Mississippi Secretary of State:

JACKSON – The Secretary of State’s Office urges the business community, especially LLCs, to be cautious of a misleading mailer sent by a private entity called C.F.S. In the mailer, the company offers to prepare 2022 annual reports for a $95.00 fee. The mailer may appear to be official government correspondence, but the fine print makes it clear it is not. All business owners should be aware this correspondence is not authorized by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office.

Click here to view a copy of the mailer.

As a reminder, domestic LLC owners can file annual reports on the Secretary of State’s website at no cost. Annual reports are due by April 15th of each year, and our office sends numerous reminders, via electronic mail and traditional mail, reminding our Mississippi LLCs of upcoming filing deadlines and responsibilities.

Businesses may report deceptive or misleading solicitations to our office or the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline is 1-800-281-4418.

For more information, speak to a UCS Client Service Representative or contact the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Business Services Division at customerservice@sos.ms.gov or (601)359-1633.