You should be aware of a recent scam being sent to businesses registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State (“Department of State”) and with the departments of other jurisdictions.

In this scam, companies identified as Pennsylvania Corporate Compliance Company and Corporate Records Service are sending solicitations under the headings Annual Meeting Disclosure Statement and 2014 – Annual Records Solicitation Form. The solicitations request that you complete an information form, remit a $125 filing fee, and respond by a specified date. Sample Solicitation.

Although the solicitations appear to be official, none of the information requested has to be filed with the Department of State and the solicitations should be disregarded.  The Department of State is alerting all businesses to this deceptive solicitation to prevent businesses from completing the form and sending payment to the address listed.

Please be aware that any official notices sent to businesses by the Department of State will contain the letterhead and/or contact information for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this scam or any other solicitations you may receive.