Bogus Annual Report Forms

Louisiana Sec­re­tary of State Tom Schedler recently warned busi­ness own­ers about cor­re­spon­dence they may receive from pri­vate com­pa­nies regard­ing their annual report fil­ings. At least two pri­vate companies—Louisiana Cor­po­rate Com­pli­ance Busi­ness Ser­vices Divi­sion and Cor­po­rate Com­pli­ance Company—have sent official-looking forms to Louisiana busi­ness own­ers regard­ing their com­pa­nies’ infor­ma­tion, annual reports, and other annual meet­ings and offer­ing to file the reports for a fee.

These com­pa­nies are not affil­i­ated in any way with the Sec­re­tary of State’s office. Send­ing them infor­ma­tion or pay­ing them will not ful­fill a company’s annual report­ing oblig­a­tions to the State. The Sec­re­tary of State has pro­vided images of off­i­cal state cor­re­spon­dence and some exam­ples of the pri­vate com­pa­nies’ cor­re­spon­dence on his web­site. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact us or con­tact the Depart­ment of State’s Com­mer­cial ser­vices divi­sion via tele­phone at (225) 925‑4704 or via email atcommercial@sos.la.gov.

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