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BBB Warning Businesses of Mailings from Corporate Records Service
The Better Business Bureau is warning of a new scam involving a company called Corporate Records Service.
Here is an excerpt from the warning on their website:
Businesses in North Texas and other states should be cautious about responding to mailings from Corporate Records Service, a Michigan company that is asking for $125 in return for help compiling corporate annual minutes documents, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns.
Corporate Records Service, which also uses a Austin, TX postal box, was the focus of a complaint filed last month by the Wisconsin attorney general. Several other states have issued warnings about the firm in recent months. The Wisconsin complaint alleges that the mailings have the "look and feel" of a government document. The attorney general claims that information on the form and the mailing envelopes constitute "untrue, deceptive or misleading" statements made with intent to sell a service.
Last month, Oregon's secretary of state described a virtually identical notice mailed to businesses in that state as misleading and unneeded. Similar warnings have been issued in Illinois, Texas, Washington, Maine and Delaware in recent months.
One Wichita Falls businessman described the mailing as "misleading" and said that he had received one for each of his three companies. Monica Horton, BBB President and CEO, said they have received more than a dozen inquiries from North Texas businesses about the mailings. Many described the notices as confusing. "Businesses should know they are under no obligation to use Corporate Records Service or to pay for anything," Horton said.
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