TN Secretary of State Scam Warning

Secretary of State Tre Hargett wants you to be aware of a new scam targeting businesses and individuals in Tennessee.

The scam is an official-looking mailer titled “Tennessee UCC Statement Request Form,” that incorrectly implies that businesses or individuals need a copy of a UCC-1 financing statement filed against them. This is rarely the case.

The company sending the scam mailer, TN UCC Statement Service, charges $107 for the same form that is available from our office for only $15. Businesses and individuals who need a copy of a UCC-1 financing statement can quickly and easily request one directly from the Secretary of State office or by visiting their website.

KPCU encourages you to be wary of any mailings from third-party companies saying they will work with the Secretary of State on your behalf. They are not affiliated with or authorized by the Secretary of State.

If you receive a suspicious mailer about a UCC-1 financing statement, please report it to the TN Secretary of State office by phone at 615-741-2286 or by email.

To learn more about the scam, visit sos.tn.gov/newsroom.

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