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Scam Alert:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                       August 6, 2015

State Warns Businesses about “Official” Reporting Scam

HARTFORD, August 6 – Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about bogus forms being sent by the “Division of Corporate Services” seeking payment for an “Annual Records Statement,” alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.  A copy of the fraudulent form is attached.

“This scam attempts to collect money from companies that need to comply with a State reporting requirement,” Harris said. “There is absolutely no value in responding to this fake mailing and we urge companies to ignore it; do not send payment.”

“I encourage anyone who receives an “invoice” or other request for payment for unordered, undelivered or unsolicited services to notify the Department of Consumer Protection at dcp.frauds@ct.gov or call 1-800-842-2649,” Harris said. “By doing so, you may help us to prevent others from being scammed.”