TN Attorney General Sues Perpetrators of Business Fraud

December 21, 2016

[Dec 7, 2016 – Nashville, TN] For years, BBB has warned businesses to be cautious of fraudulent mail solicitations that appear to be official documents from local government agencies.  These solicitations duped many businesses into sending hundreds of dollars for services that were either free or had nominal fees, such as filing “Annual Minutes Forms” or “Annual Records Statements” with the Secretary of State.  Tennessee area businesses have had enough of this, and just last week, the Tennessee Attorney General along with the TN Secretary of State and the Division of Consumer Affairs filed suit against three individuals perpetrating the scheme and operating under the name of “Annual Business Services,” which maintains an F Rating with BBB.  Click here to read more.

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