La. Secretary of State warns of business owner scam amid COVID-19 crisis

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Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin warns business owners of scam circulating that takes advantage of business owners during the COVID-19 crisis.

Secretary Ardoin says a letter has been found mailed to business owners indicating an “annual report renewal”. The letter directs owners to mail payments of  $125 to C.P.S.Ardoin says the letter is not from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Commercial Division and business owners are urged to ignore the letter and to throw it away.Ardoin says in the past, Commercial Division customers have also received letters from Corporate Records Service, Louisiana Corporate Compliance Business Services and Corporate Compliance Company and that these companies are also not affiliated or associated with Louisiana state government.Business owners can view their annual report renewals through ‘geauxBiz’ portal or by contacting the Department of State’s Commercial Division for more information by phone at 225-925-4704 or email at