LANSING — Michigan corporations should not give out their business information to callers identifying themselves as representatives from the state of Michigan corporations division, says Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs director Steve Arwood. The callers are not who they claim to be.
Arwood says Michigan business owner have reported receiving telephone calls from an individual who indicates that he or she is a representative from the state corporations division. The caller is requesting the business address and indicating that the information is required by the state in order to complete an annual update. These calls are not legitimate; do not respond.
The number in question, 882-014-0325, has been linked to similar scams in California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Legitimate notices and mailings to Michigan businesses from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’ resident agent at the registered office address on record.
If you are not sure about an inquiry you’ve received, please contact the LARA Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau at 517-241-6470.
Businesses with questions about their corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership are encouraged to use the Business Entity Search at michigan.gov/entitysearch to check their status. If an annual report or statement needs to be filed, businesses may file online using michigan.gov/fileonline.