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Secretary of State issues scam warning

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has issued a warning to Nevada businesses to be aware of a solicitation seeking fees that appears to be from a government agency.

The emails are from the “Division of Corporate Services” which asks businessmen to fill out an annual records statement” and include a $150 fee.

“This is not an official notice from the Secretary of State’s office,” she said in a release.

“Nevada entities are not required to regularly provide to the Secretary of State shareholder information or the percentage of shares owned.”

Cegavske said the Division of Corporate Services is a Florida based entity not registered with her office.

“Nevada based businesses need to know that they are not required to complete this form or submit payment to the Division of Corporate Services,” she said.

She said customers receiving the notice should call her customer service division at 775-684-5708.