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Scam targets Wisconsin businesses


WISCONSIN (WAOW) - Scammers are targeting Wisconsin businesses with a letter asking for $125.

It mimics a formal document business owners have to file with the State Department of Financial Institutions every year but this document says it comes from a corporate records service, which has no affiliation with the state.

Small business owner Lori Waters is trying to warn others about this scam. "Most people just wouldn't pay attention to it when they're referring to the state and they're citing different codes and things like that out of the state books. They're just going to take a look at it and put the money in the mail."

There is an easy way to tell the difference between the real document and the fake one. The real one is a small light blue postcard labeled with an e-mail address and phone number. The fake one is a long white letter sent with a return envelope that says corporate records services.

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