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Connecticut businesses warned of fake state filing scam

January 5, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut businesses are being warned about a bogus mailing from “Workplace Compliance Services” claiming a payment is required under state law.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief business registrar, says businesses registered with the state are only required to file annual reports with her office. She says there’s “no legal requirement for any business to file the form they received from Workplace Compliance Services, or to pay the inflated fee indicated.”

Attorney General George Jepsen says the scam targets small businesses and resurfaces every few years. He says the scammers try to make the letter appear legitimate, but businesses owners shouldn’t fall for it.

Merrill says anyone questioning the legitimacy of a business filing notice can contact her office at 860-509-6003 or by email at crd@ct.gov.

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