NY Warning Employers About Scams Targeting Businesses

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/28 2014 12:51PM

Updated 04/28 2014 12:53PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - Officials in New York are warning employers about scams targeting corporations. 

A press release says businesses are receiving notifications through the mail advising them of their corporate responsibilities and requesting a processing fee for providing a service.

“Business owners should be vigilant of scams like this that use deceptive tactics to get them to pay unnecessary fees,” Governor Cuomo said. “My administration will not tolerate anyone who tries to swindle New York’s businesses, and I urge any companies that receive these notices to report them to the State’s Division of Consumer Protection. We will work aggressively with law enforcement agencies to prosecute any instances of fraud against New York businesses.”

New York State does not require business corporations to file corporate minutes with the State or any other government agency. The only document a business corporation must routinely file with the New York Department of State after registering a corporation is a biennial statement. 

Businesses that have received these offers should ignore the solicitation and report fraudulent activity to the Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection at (518)-474-8583 or www.dos.gov/consumerprotection.

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