Thursday, May 16, 2013

Alert for businesses about mail solicitation

Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has issued an alert for Rhode Island businesses, urging them to be wary of a direct mail solicitation from an organization calling itself Rhode Island Corporate Compliance (RICC).

RICC has sent another round of notices to Rhode Island businesses asking for $125 by May 17. “We have been warning for-profit corporations and limited liability companies to be wary of these mailings since they first began appearing months ago,” Mollis said. 

Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan warned taxpayers about a similar solicitation in March involving RICC and a potentially misleading letter. The letter was presented in such a way that business owners could be confused and misled, Sullivan said.