Secretary Of State Warns Against Corporation Scam

  • Monday, November 24, 2014
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennessee corporations about a potentially misleading solicitation sent from an organization called the “Tennessee Council for Corporations.” The council, which is not affiliated in any way with the Secretary of State’s office, states in its solicitation that it will prepare annual “corporate consent records” for a corporation for a $125 fee.  Corporate consent records are internal corporate documents that a corporation may choose to prepare, but are not required to be filed with the Secretary of State’s office.  However, the solicitation is similar in appearance to the notice that the Secretary of State’s office distributes to businesses informing them of their obligation to file annual reports.
 
Because this solicitation appears similar to an official government notice, it has the potential to mislead Tennessee corporations.  Similar misleading correspondence has been sent out by the organizations “Corporate Records Service” and “Annual Business Services,” neither of which are affiliated with governmental entities. 
 
Secretary Hargett said: “I encourage Tennessee businesses to be cautious when providing private and confidential information, including credit card information, because there are several organizations sending these misleading letters.” 
 
Businesses can call the Secretary of State’s Business Services Division at 615/741-2286 to help determine the source of correspondence they may receive.
  
Business/Government
City Of Chattanooga And Verizon Partnership Supports First Responders
  • 4/18/2024

The city of Chattanooga joined Hamilton County Emergency Management and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in partnering with Verizon’s Government Sector Team and the Verizon Frontline Crisis ... more

Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills
  • 4/18/2024

Here are the grand jury no bills and true bills: No Bills: 1 POINTER, MELISSA KENDALE ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER 04/17/2024 True Bills: 317259 1 COYNE, MACHANA LYNN POSSESSION ... more

Montlake Road Closure April 20 For Litter Pick Up
  • 4/18/2024

Montlake Road will be closed this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon for litter pick up. The closure will be between Montlake Circle and Brow Lake Road. Residents within the closure will have ... more