CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) -- New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Secretary of State William Gardner issued a consumer alert Tuesday to New Hampshire business owners to be aware of mailings sent from a company using deceptive practices.

A company using the name Corporate Records Service and listing a Concord address is sending solicitations that appear to be official government notices.

The mailings suggest that businesses fill out and submit an annual minutes form and pay a fee of $125 to satisfy the annual minutes requirement for their corporation.

Delaney and Gardner said Corporate Records Service is providing a service of questionable value and appears designed to create a false impression that it is an official government communication when that is not the case.

The timing of the solicitation may be designed to coincide with the due date of annual required return filings for business entities with Gardner's office.

Under New Hampshire's Consumer Protection Act, it is illegal for any person to use any deceptive or unfair act or practice in the conduct of any commerce or trade within the state.

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