This week you may have received your annual Michigan Corporation Information update, a regular annual filing required of all Michigan corporations. You may also have received a green envelope with a very similar looking document from “Corporate Records Service” in Lansing, MI, asking for the form to be returned with a $125.00 fee.
According to information provided by many area businesses and non-profits, the company sends unsolicited mailings to businesses outlining State laws that require businesses to file an “Annual Minutes Records Form.” For a fee of $125, the company states they will complete the required form for the businesses. Even though the correspondence does state that Corporate Records Service is not a government agency, many recipients state they believed the material was from a state office.
Corporate Records Service is identified as a scam on the State of Michigan website: http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-53480_53484-295672–,00.html.
BBB advises businesses and non-profit corporations to ignore mailings from Corporate Records Service, and to report solicitations from this company to the state Attorney General’s office.