We frequently hear stories about people who were victims of identity theft. Less often in the media – but unfortunately on the rise – is business identity theft. The thieves look for businesses that have not kept up their annual filings that are either in default or revoked status. They submit annual filings or reinstatement documents and change key company information in order to take control of the business.
As with individual identity theft, these thieves then get credit cards in the company name or establish lines of credit with banks or other vendors- all if which can be devastating to a business.
This is one of the reasons that we suggest that companies file a formal dissolution with the state, file a final tax return and close all open lines of credit for their business.
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has been working closely with The Identity Theft Protection Association (ITPA), which recently launched the website www.BusinessIDTheft.org to combat this growing threat.
The website has information about ways that theft can occur, prevention information, resources, victim assistance and more.
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