SCAM ALERT: State officials warn of scam targeting businesses in Michigan




Information from a WDIV Ruth to the Rescue article: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Director Steven H. Hilfinger is warning Michigan corporations of a non-governmental entity called “Michigan Corporate Compliance Company” trying to collect a $125 fee to file corporate meeting minutes.

The misleading compliance solicitation implies that Michigan requires corporations and limited liability companies to complete an Annual Meeting Disclosure Statement and is designed to look like an official document, but it is not.

“Beware of mailings that appear to come from the State of Michigan offering assistance in performing non-existent or non-required services,” Hilfinger said. “Our corporation customers should only respond to correspondence from LARA. No such letters are being sent from the LARA Corporation Division, no matter how official they may look.”

Business owners with questions about their corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership are encouraged to use the Business Entity Search at to check their status.