AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s secretary of state’s office is warning corporations to be wary of solicitations urging them to file certain information and send $125 payments.

The state says it has received calls regarding the legitimacy of solicitations mailed to numerous Maine corporations from a company named Corporate Records Service.

The solicitations look real because they cite statutes regarding corporate records and annual meetings. But officials say some of the information being requested is not required to be filed with the secretary of state. Any official notice received from the secretary’s office will contain the Maine state seal, the secretary of state’s name, and contact information.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap encourages entities on record with his office to review “Filing Requirement Reminders” available on the web at:

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