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State official: Don’t fall for corporate services scam

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Texas Secretary of State Phil Wilson has warned businesses statewide about a company’s solicitation to complete corporate meeting minutes for a fee.

The company, which calls itself State Corporate Compliance, has a sales pitch that implies Texas corporations must regularly file corporate minutes with the secretary of state. Wilson said that’s not true.

“Texas companies should be aware of this potentially misleading mailing,” Wilson said. “While the forms used by this company look official, they are not a requirement of this office and in no way affect a business’s filing with the state.”

Wilson said phone calls to his office make it clear that Texans are confused by State Corporate Compliance’s solicitation. The solicitations resemble forms distributed by the Office of the Texas Secretary of State and include an official-looking seal.

Texas corporations do not have to do business with State Corporate Compliance, and the Office of the Texas Secretary of State does not require corporations to use forms provided by the company. Wilson said any official statement or request from the Office of the Texas Secretary of State will clearly indicate its origin and include the state seal and the name of the current secretary of state.

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