Protect Your Pueblo Colorado Business from Identity Theft
June 12, 2012
I got this information in my e-mail today and thought I should share this with all those Pueblo Colorado businesses. It appears identity theft can extend to your business. That’s definitely news to me.
Here is the email I got from the Secretary of the State of Colorado.
A Message from Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler
Business identity theft is a new and growing crime. Thieves hijack a business’s identity by fraudulently filing a document with the Secretary of State and using that identity to establish lines of credit with banks or retailers. Identity thieves use the credit lines to purchase commercial electronics, home improvement materials, gift cards, or other items that are easily resold. Each victim has the potential for hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit charges, many hours lost to recover from the fraud, and reputation damage.
But, Colorado has been a national leader in combating this threat. And, the Secretary of State’s office has several tools to help you protect your business.
Protect your business with Secure Business Filing.
Help protect your business records from unauthorized changes by setting up free password protection with our Secure Business Filing system at www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/ProtectYourBusiness/secureFiling.html.
What is Secure Business Filing?
Secure Business Filing provides optional password protection for your business record. By creating a Secure Business Filing account, you can control who is able to make changes to your record.
How do I sign up?
See instructions for setting up a Secure Business Filing Record at www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/ProtectYourBusiness/createAccount.html, or watch our demonstration at http://vimeo.com/36032152.
You can find more information at www.ProtectYourBusiness.us or on our website at www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/ProtectYourBusiness/secureFiling.html.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/info_center/contact.html.