Alert: New Businesses Beware of Solicitation Scams

Moss & Barnett Advocate (Summer 2022 edition)

Deceptive and misleading solicitation letters are on the rise and often target newly registered businesses. Scammers frequently pose as government entities, including the Secretary of State, or refer to laws, like the Uniform Commercial Code, to trick unsuspecting business owners into providing confidential information or paying fees for unnecessary services. Scam solicitation letters typically include legal jargon, fake deadlines by which a response is required, and a demand for fees related to compliance or reporting requirements. Do not fall victim to a Solicitation scam.

When in doubt, contact your attorney at Moss & Barnett to verify any requests for payment or information, even when such requests appear to be from an official source.

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