Tennessee State Seal
Beware of Business Scam Involving Corporate Records
(Published: June 19, 2013)

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning businesses throughout Tennessee to be vigilant about scammers who request fees that are not required by state government.

The Secretary of State’s office has received inquiries about official-looking notices sent from Corporate Records Service. These notices were reported arriving in mailboxes around Tuesday. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.

The mailers are causing confusion for Tennessee corporations due to their resemblance to official documents. Tennessee corporations are required to file annual reports with the Secretary of State’s office. Many corporations that have not filed their annual reports that were due on April 1 have also recently received notices of determination from the Secretary of State.

Corporate Records Services is requesting a $125 fee. The state’s standard fee to file a corporation ann