Alert: Annual Corporate Records Form Email Scam Resurfaces

As your trusted advisor, we at Lewis & Knopf strive to keep you informed of any news and alerts, positive or negative, which may affect your organization. It was recently brought to our attention that "Phishers" are up to their antics again, sending out email notices that appear to be from the Michigan government. Many of us find state and federal information to be complicated, confusing and even intimidating. Please be on alert as many of us would tend to click on links or submit payment information if we receive emails that appear to be from state or federal agencies.

Organizations are receiving email notifications that their 2013 Annual Corporate Records Form is due along with payment of $125 payable to Corporate Records Services. This is not a Michigan government form or filing requirement and should be disregarded. Please don't confuse this scam report with the Michigan Annual Report, which typically carries a $25 filing fee, is due on May 15 for corporations and February 15 for LLCs, and can be filed online with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at 810-238-4617.