MADISON – The Department of
Financial Institutions is encouraging Wisconsin business owners
to use caution if they receive an offer from Michigan-based
Corporate Records Service.
In the mailing that’s been received by multiple Wisconsin
businesses, the company offers to prepare and provide “corporate
consent records” for a fee of $125, according to a statement.
However, Wisconsin businesses are not required by DFI or any
other state agency to complete the document, titled “2014 Annual
Records Solicitation Form,” according to the statement.
DFI, which is the filing office for Wisconsin businesses, has
received numerous inquiries over the past two days from business
owners asking about the form.
“The form has an official look to it and includes
company-specific information, such as corporation number and
incorporation date, which is on file with DFI,” said George
Petak, administrator of DFI’s corporate and consumer services
division. “Business owners should be aware, however, that
completion of this form is not required for any filing with DFI.”