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Email Scam Resurfaces

It has been brought to our attention that an email scam has resurfaced. Businesses are receiving emails from "Corporate Records Services" instructing them to pay a fee of $125 for bogus, nonexistent and not required services. Delete the email message and do not pay this fee. 

UPDATE: This scam is also reaching people through regular (postal) mail. In at least one instance, the envelope states "THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT" but seeks to generate urgency by also reading "IMPORTANT" and "TIME SENSITIVE."

The fraudulent message references reports such as "The 2013 Annual Minutes Form," "The 2013 Annual Records Solicitation Form" or "The 2013 Corporate Records Form". Such documents do not exist in an official capacity.

Do not confuse this scam report with your state's annual report, whose filing fee can run from $20-$25. Remember to always verify the validity of a company or party's request, before providing any personal or corporate information or money.

Make sure your payables department receives this information in the event that such notices forward automatically to them.

Contact your Rehmann tax professional for more information or further assistance.

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