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Deceptive Solicitation Issued by “Alaska Council for Corporations”


November 10, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - The Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing has again received reports that an entity identifying itself as “Alaska Council for Corporations,” with an address in Ketchikan, Alaska, is mailing solicitations entitled “2016 Annual Solicitation Form” to Alaskan businesses.

The solicitation quotes, out of context, portions of the Alaska Statues in its efforts to request both money and information from Alaskan businesses. Although the solicitation contains a statement that Alaska Council for Corporations is not a government agency, and does not provide services on behalf of any government agency, businesses may misinterpret the official-looking document.

Alaska businesses are not required to do business with or to share information or submit any payment to the business entity representing itself as “Alaska Council for Corporations.” This is the third year the Division has issued warnings to beware of scams or deceptive solicitations from the Alaska Council for Corporations.

Businesses are encouraged to be diligent and familiar with statutory requirements with this division. The Entity’s Responsibilities (pdf).

Any official State correspondence, statement or request from the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing (CBPL) will clearly indicate State of Alaska origin by displaying the official state seal and Governor Bill Walker’s name in the document header.

For more information regarding deceptive solicitations and scams, visit the division’s website at www.Corporations.Alaska.Gov.

If you believe you have been the victim of an unfair or deceptive act, or if you want to report a practice that you think is unfair or deceptive, contact the Alaska Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit at 907-269- 5200, or toll free outside of Anchorage at 1-888-576-2529. You can download a standard complaint form.

The Alaska Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing, along with the Division of Banking & Securities, the Division of Insurance, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, is tasked with protecting consumers in Alaska.



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing



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