PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark
Brnovich announced a warning for consumers, urging them to be cautious of
mailings that claim to be official documents stating that the consumers owe
money for an annual minutes or annual corporate minutes requirement for
These mailers often include words like “notice” or “statement”
and mandate that the consumers respond to what is essentially an arbitrary
deadline. The form inside may ask for the names of the officers and director of
the business and then ask for a payment of $125 to $150.
Consumers often think these are official documents from a government
agency. The forms are especially misleading because the Arizona Corporation
Commission requires corporations to file an annual report. However, these
reports are filed electronically. The Commission never mails reminders that an
annual report is due.
The major targets of these scams are often “mom and pop”
businesses. These small businesses waste hard-earned money on a scam.
Brnovich asks consumers to carefully read and review any
mailers that appear to contain government documents.