Secretary Hammond Joins NASS in #BizSchemeSOS Public Education Effort

(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond is joining his National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) colleagues in the new #BizSchemeSOS education effort to encourage the public, business owners and future entrepreneurs to first check with their Secretary of State to avoid business schemes and other fraudulent practices or activities. Also, by checking with the Secretary of State’s Office, individuals can find helpful, accurate and up-to-date information on business services, filings, requirements and more.

“Recently, our office has seen increased activity with scams targeting businesses—everything from phony ‘certificates of status’ to inflated certified copy fees,” said Secretary Hammond.  “It is important that businesses stay vigilant when it comes to their business filings, and notify us anytime they receive…

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