Con artists are targeting companies by sending a letter telling owners to pay $125 for the state's corporate filing service. The problem is, there is no such service.
It happened to Catherine Spink, a new business owner. Building up her interior decorating company is tough, so $125 isn't something she wants to waste.
The official-looking letter she got in her mailbox asked for money, had her business information, and even gave her business a corporation number.
"I had stuck that letter to the side with the other bills to pay and thought I would pay it by the due date. Then I saw your news and recognized it," said Spink.
Crime analyst Ken Jefferson said it may look like a government notice, but it's a scam.
"Never send money to someone or something you don't know. It doesn't have a contact number. That should be a clue," Jefferson said.
Spink is new to the realm of business. She said it's easy to be misled. Luckily, she did not write a check.