**Scam Alert Targeting CT Business Owners**

7/31/2019 – State officials released a warning of fraudulent mail being sent out to CT businesses. The enveleope is marked with “IMPORTANT – OPEN IMMEDIATELY” and “BUSINESS MAIL – TIME SENSITIVE.” The letter is from a company called “CT Certificate Service” and they request a payment of $112.50 to receive a copy of the “Connecticut Certificate of Existence” form. Should you receive this letter, you can toss it!

A certificate of existence form is not required in the state of Connecticut. However, the form can be requested online from the Secretary of the State.

To view a copy of the letter, and for additional information on the scam, refer to “Officials warning local business owners of fraudulent mailing.”

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