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Secretary of State Hargett Warns of New Scam Targeting Tennesseans

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.

To read more about this scam, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Changes to some Tennessee forms

As of April 21, 2021, the Tennessee Secretary of State requires all formation documents and annual reports that are filed with their office, either online or in person, to include a business email address.

The Tennessee Secretary of State will use that email address to send notifications (such as Annual Report reminders, Notices of Determination, etc.) to the company. 

Click below to view these new forms.