The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions has said in a news release on Thursday that numerous business owners have been receiving a solicitation for information and credit card numbers to pay a fee to “Corporate Records Service.” The form comes pre-filled with very specific corporate information (available on-line) which makes it seem official.
The WDFI confirmed that it is not affiliated in any way with Corporate Records Service.
If you receive this form, be sure you know what service you are paying for, as it does not appear to be related to any annual registration requirements or anything related to the WDFI.
You can see the JS Online story here.
Sean M. Sweeney is a shareholder at Halling & Cayo. His practice focuses on business litigation, civil litigation, stock broker fraud, business transnational law, and real estate law. Sean represents investors, small business owners, and companies locally in Wisconsin, all over the United States, as well as internationally with clients in Canada, Germany, and Australia.
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