Anders Warns of Solicitation Scam. Do Not Respond.
Anders wants to make our clients and colleagues aware of a scam being sent to businesses registered with the Missouri Secretary of State. In this scam, a company identifying itself as Corporate Records Service is sending documents titled “2013 – Annual Minutes Form,” and requesting a $125.00 fee to keep businesses in compliance with State law. Please do not respond to this request. This is not a legitimate solicitation. The following is a press release from the Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander:
Kander Issues Alert Regarding “Corporate Records Service” Solicitation
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander is alerting Missouri corporations to a potentially deceptive letter from an entity called Corporate Records Service. The solicitation, called “Annual Minutes Records Form,” falsely suggests Missouri businesses must complete the form and pay a $125 fee, or risk being in non-compliance with state law.
Although the solicitation looks official, please note it is NOT from the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office. Annual minutes are NOT required to be filed with this office. Any official correspondence from the Secretary of State’s Office will contain the Missouri state seal and Corporations Division contact information.
“Missourians should be aware of this situation so they are not taken advantage of when trying to file with our office. We are working to stop this company from misleading Missouri business owners,” Kander said.
For further questions about annual filings with the secretary of state, please contact the Corporations Division by calling 1-866-223-6535.