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SOS warns of fraudulent registration mailings

 

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is cautioning Washington business owners to be aware of a misleading and potentially fraudulent mailing that purports to be an official bill related to business registration requirements.

"We're working with the Attorney General's Office-the agency that investigates and prosecutes consumer fraud-to see if further action should be taken to protect businesses in Washington," said Wyman, whose office includes the Corporations and Charities Division.

A mailing sent recently to an Edmonds business requested $121.86 be sent to an Olympia post office box by July 31. It warned that "your state annual report will not be filed until payment is received." However, the...



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