WNC Scam Alert

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is reporting a new scam that has been reported in Western North Carolina. Business owners have reported receiving official looking letters from a group called Corporate Records Services. Asking individuals to send money to a Raleigh address. The letter is misleading and includes seals and North Carolina laws from the Secretary of State. Many local businesses have fallen prey to these types of scams before. Several years ago a California company was shutdown for sending out similar letters and eventually had to return over ninty-thousand dollars it had collected from small business throughout North Carolina. If you suspect you have received one of these letters, do not respond. Call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or filing a complaint online at http://www.ncdoj.gov/.