BBB warns of fraudulent mailers resembling ACC filing documents - Tucson News Now

BBB warns of fraudulent mailers resembling official documents

By Lauren Ebrahim / Tucson News Now intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning businesses of fraudulent documents being mailed to them that resemble Arizona Corporation Commission filing documents.

The official-looking documents advertise a corporate document filing service for $125.

Cindy Andes, owner of Andes Tax and Accounting says that if the documents were to be filed directly with the ACC, the charge would be $45 and that the documents were asking for more personal information that is usually not required as well, like corporate minutes and credit card information.

The documents also include deadline dates for businesses to file, along with the correct ACC file numbers for businesses.  

The ACC says the documents are trying to "intentionally create confusion by using language that is similar to that in Corporate Commission documents."

 "We had two clients bring the mailer to us this week and ask us if we could take care of it for them," said Andes. "Fortunately we were able to determine the mailer wasn't actually from the ACC, and we were able to warn the rest of our clients."

The return address of the fraudulent mailing is listed as 4802 E. Ray Rd. in Phoenix, an address for a UPS Store.

Neither The Better Business Bureau nor the ACC have been able to identify the individual or group responsible for the solicitation.

The ACC urges you to contact the Arizona Attorney General's Office at (520) 628-6504, or by visiting www.azag.gov to file a complaint if your business receives the mailer.  

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