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Apr 5, 2011 11:44 AM by David Ortiviz

Possible scam targets Colorado non-profits, businesses

The government is warning about a possible scam targeting non-profits and businesses in Colorado. The Colorado Secretary of State's office says "Corporate Controllers Unit" is sending out a confusing solicitation.

The letter asks non-profits to send $225 to file government reports with the Secretary of State's office--which typically only cost $10 if you file them directly.

The Secretary of State's office calls the letter "deceptive" and says it "creates unnecessary confusion".

Several people told us they didn't fall for it and hope others don't either. Here are some Facebook comments we received:

"They sure make it look official like it's coming from the State office...but it's a scam," said Christina Anderson, Director of the Pueblo Children's Chorale.

"I received one of those too last week. I did a double take before realizing it was just a scam," said Susan Wolf.

There's a disclaimer on the letter which says the service is not endorsed by the government and is not being made on behalf of a state agency.

Links:

Click here to read the full news release from the Secretary of State's office

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