Corporate Records Service

Individuals, small business owners and entrepreneurs need to be on the lookout for scamalertmails coming from Corporate Records Services offering to file your annual corporate minutes for a $125.00 fees. The individual or organization uses several addresses some of which are listed below.

Consumers have filed complaints on Ripoffreport.com and the BBB is warning businesses of deceptive mailings.

1. Corporate Records Services
911 Central Ave #260
Albany, NY 12206

2. corporate Records Service
1337 Wabash Ave. Ste.B #1005
Springfield, Illinois 62704
United States of America

3. Corporate Records Service
PO Box 5618
Tallahassee Florida 32314-5618
United States of America

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9 thoughts on “Corporate Records Service

  1. SFA Reporter says:

    Alert regarding “Corporate Records Service” Solicitation

    Recently, an entity calling itself “Corporate Records Service” with an address in Austin, Texas, mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Minutes Records Form” to numerous Texas business entities. This solicitation suggests that a Texas business entity is required to complete the statement and return it with a fee of $125.

    Although the solicitation contains a disclaimer stating that Corporate Records Service is not affiliated with a government agency, many customers may misinterpret the official-looking documents. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Texas business entities are not required by law to file the statement with Corporate Records Service. Based on inquiries this office has received, it appears that confusion has resulted from Corporate Records Service’s solicitation and the suggestion that the statement is necessary to avoid non-compliance with Texas law.

    You do not have to do business with Corporate Records Service. The forms provided by Corporate Records Service are not required by the Texas Secretary of State. Whether you choose to do business with Corporate Records Service will in no way affect your status with the Secretary of State.

    It is important to remember that any official statement or request from the Texas Secretary of State will clearly indicate its origin by displaying the State Seal and the name of Secretary of State John Steen.

    If a Texas business received a solicitation and sent money in response to that solicitation or receives any similar solicitation in the future, a complaint may be filed with the Attorney General.

  2. SFA Reporter says:

    Notice regarding “Corporate Record Service” and “Compliance Services” Solicitation
    Recently, entities titled “Corporate Record Service” and “Compliance Services” mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders” to numerous Massachusetts corporations. These solicitations offer to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Massachusetts corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State.

    Based upon phone calls this office has received, it is apparent that many citizens are confused by the solicitations.

    First, the solicitation is presented in a format similar to forms promulgated and distributed by the Office of the Secretary of State and reference a $125 “Annual Fee”, the exact amount of the fee for filing an annual report with the Office. Second, the solicitations include a Massachusetts corporation number. Third, the solicitations contain a limited response time. Although the solicitations contain a disclaimer stating that Corporate Record Service and Compliance Services are not affiliated with any government agency, many customers may misinterpret the official-looking documents.

    You do not have to do business with Corporate Record Service or Compliance Services. The forms provided by them are not required by the Office of the Secretary of State. Whether you choose to do business with them will in no way affect your corporate filing with the Secretary of State, either positively or negatively.

    It is important to remember that any official statement or request from the Office of the Secretary of State will clearly indicate its origin by displaying the name of Secretary of State William Francis Galvin.

    Please notify Laurie Flynn by either fax 617-878-3505 or email addressed to laurie.flynn@sec.state.ma.us regarding receipt of this solicitation so the Secretary of State may monitor the matter and refer to the Attorney General’s Office if appropriate. Thank you.

  3. SFA Reporter says:

    BBB warns about deceptive mailings

    September 17, 2012|By Diane C. Lade, Sun Sentinel

    The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida and the Caribbean is warning business owners to watch out for what they say are deceptive letters from a service offering to file unnecessary state paperwork — for $125.

    BBB spokesman Michael Galvin said his organization has received more than 100 complaints in the past week about official-looking solicitations from Corporate Records Service. The mailing quotes Florida statutes requiring corporations to keep annual meeting minutes, then say completing and returning an enclosed form and the fee by Oct. 12 will “satisfy the annual minutes requirement.”

    Officials say that while minutes must be kept, they don’t have to be submitted anywhere. Galvin said the BBB also is concerned Corporate Records is fishing for personal information, as it requests names of corporate directors and shareholders.

    “This is a scheme, and we want to draw attention to it. Some people told us they were almost ready to pay the fee,” Galvin said.

    There is no telephone number or website for Corporate Records Service, which lists a Tallahassee post office box as its mailing address. The company did not respond to several emails and could not be reached for comment.

    About 20 people have filed complaints with the Florida Attorney General’s Office about Corporate Records in the past 18 months. Several, including Paul Siesser of Delray Beach, said they’ve been solicited before — and Siesser’s son and grandson also had letters sent to their corporations.

    “It looked very official. You see the Tallahassee address, so you assume its coming from the state,” said Siesser, a retired accountant.

    dlade@tribune.com or 954-356-4295

    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-09-17/business/fl-corporate-minutes-scheme-2-20120917_1_bbb-mailings-corporations

  4. KM says:

    They now are using a new address for TEXAS:
    Corporate Records Service, 6800 West Gate Blvd., Ste. 132 #872, Austin, TX 78745-4883

  5. APT says:

    They now have a new address in California:
    Corporate Records Service
    PO Box 2591,
    Sacramento, CA 95812-0191
    Tel:1-888-408-0886
    (888)408-0886

    • Melanie says:

      I received one in the mail today from the Sacramento address – why can’t these companies be prosecuted as fraud. I have been getting one every other year for almost 10 years.

      Melanie

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