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Why am I Getting Notices After Creating My Wisconsin LLC?

When new entities such as limited liability companies (LLCs) are registered with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (WDFI), they may be put on a mailing list that can be purchased by third parties. We have had clients receive third-party solicitations within a day or two of their entity registering with WDFI. These solicitations may be by mail or email and may include official-looking notices” to order workforce posters or to order certificates of status from or with the help of the third-party, all at much higher costs than can be done by other means. The solicitations may even look like they are from the Secretary of State” or other official governmental department when, in fact, they are not. (See WDFI’s press release.)

Please review closely all communications you receive after registering your entity to see if they are a legitimate follow up from a governmental department or instead are a third-party solicitation. Be cautious of clicking on any links within emails or using contact information within mailings from unknown sources. However, these all are good practice in general. Best practices include going directly to the source to confirm contact information, rather than using links or information in something sent to you. 

If you have any questions or concerns about whether you need to comply with a request in a communication you receive, please feel free to contact us.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for general informational purposes only. This post is not updated to account for changes in the law and should not be considered tax or legal advice. This article is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult with legal and/or financial advisors for legal and tax advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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