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Scam Alert – New “Business Compliance Division” Postcard Circulating Nationwide

By: Jill Corbett, COGENCY GLOBAL INC. on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

In an effort to keep you informed of misleading corporate compliance solicitations that are circulating across 

Misleading solicitationthe United States, COGENCY GLOBAL INC. maintains a Misleading Annual Report and Compliance Solicitations page on our website. We’d like to inform you about a new postcard scam that is making the rounds in different states.

This new scam is in the form of a postcard and is being sent by an entity called “Business Compliance Division” of various states. The postcards attempt to scare people into calling the service number on the card by writing “Notice of Potential Compliance Violation” in bold red letters at the top of the postcard, as well as listing “Please Call Immediately” in bold letters. Like other solicitations we’ve seen, these postcards appear to be official, but are NOT being sent by government agencies. To view a sample of the postcard, click here.

If you feel that you may have been sent a misleading solicitation, COGENCY GLOBAL INC. welcomes you to visit our Misleading Annual Report and Compliance Solicitations page and compare your solicitation to those listed. If you still have questions, please feel free to email a copy of the scam to our company e-mail address, info@cogencyglobal.com, and we will gladly look into the validly of it for you. If you feel that you have been scammed and have sent payment to the scammers, we recommend you reach out to the Corporations Division of the appropriate state filing office(s) and/or the state’s Attorney General. These offices have been helpful in assisting victims of these scams in obtaining refunds of the fees paid. Several states have also taken legal action against these scamming entities. It is our hope that by continuing to keep our readers informed of these types of misleading corporate compliance solicitations, they will not fall victim to them. 

 

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered, or relied upon, as legal advice.