FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General
Andy Beshear has announced his office has filed a lawsuit against Michigan
company, Corporate Records Services, for an alleged scam targeting business owners.
Corporate Records Services allegedly sends Kentucky business
an official looking “annual minutes form” mailer that offers to provide
“corporate minutes work to business owners." The scam purportedly includes
telling consumers these forms are mandated by state law. Kentucky law, however,
does not require these forms.
“Kentucky businesses should be focused on creating jobs and
not worrying about official looking scams,” Beshear said. “Corporate Records
Services is one of a handful of companies my office is working to prevent from
misrepresenting themselves to our business community.”
Beshear’s office has received numerous complaints about the
misleading forms that Corporate Records Services sends. In response to the
complaints, Beshear issued a subpoena and investigative demand (SID) on
Corporate Records Services. The company failed to respond to the SID, prompting
Beshear to file a lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that 200,000 of these mailers
have gone out to Kentucky businesses. More than 2,100 business completed the form
and paid the company $125, according to Beshear’s office.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction that would prevent Corporate
Records Services from operating in Kentucky.