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WARNING: Deceptive Solicitations and Scams

This Division cautions you to beware of scams or deceptive solicitations which look official requesting money and/or information from Alaska businesses.

  • COVID-19 Scam Warning:
    If you receive calls, emails, or other communications offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, or an advance fee, tax, or charge of any kind, including the purchase of gift cards, please do not respond. These are scams. Please contact the FBI at so that the scammers can be tracked and stopped.

Be particularly diligent during your normal business reporting cycles to the State of Alaska (such as Biennial Reports and License Renewal times) when there is typically an increase in these scams and solicitations.

For additional information go to the Dept. of Law, Consumer Protection Unit:
Frauds & Scams

For additional information on Elderly Fraud Assistance go to the Dept. of Administration:
Office of Public Advocacy

How will you know if it is official?

Any official State correspondence, statement or request from the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing (CBPL) will clearly indicate State of Alaska origin by displaying the official Alaska State Seal and the Governor's name in the document header.

Three examples of State of Alaska official seals:

Alaska State seal Alaska State seal Alaska State seal

Misquoting or misrepresenting Alaska Statutes & Regulations

Beware of scams and deceptive solicitation which misquote or misrepresent Alaska Statutes and Regulations to request both money and information from Alaska businesses.

This Division encourages you to be diligent and check statutes and regulations:

What are the requirements for Entity Books/Records/Minutes/Shares and Shareholder information?

One of the more frequent scams and deceptive solicitations this Division receives notification of pertains to corporate records and minutes.

IMPORTANT: Corporation Statutes require an entity to keep books and records, minutes, class of shares and shareholder information available for inspection in Alaska at either:

  • the registered office (the physical address of the Registered Agent on record)
  • or the principal place of business (the physical address on record)

This Division encourages you to be diligent and familiar with the required filing cycles and forms:

What should you do if you receive a potential scam/deceptive solicitation?

File a complaint: Go to Dept. of Law, Consumer Protection Unit, or in Anchorage call 907-269-5200, or if outside of Anchorage call toll-free 1-888-576-2529.

For more information on how to proceed if a complaint falls within the jurisdiction of this Division, go to Complaint FAQs.

This Division does not provide legal advice. The information contained within these webpages is provided for your convenience and is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to know what your registering, reporting and filing requirements are based on your specific business activities. Not knowing what is expected of you may not preclude you from the legal obligation to meet these requirements and compliance with the law. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a professional, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Attorney if you need additional assistance.

Contact Us

When contacting this office, please direct your questions to the appropriate Section: Corporations, Professional Licensing, or Business Licensing. Each Section specializes in its own requirements per Alaska statutes and regulations.

Professional Licensing Section
Email: License@Alaska.Gov

Corporations Section
Email: Corporations@Alaska.Gov

Business Licensing Section
Email: BusinessLicense@Alaska.Gov