Business identity theft is an issue every smart business person should take steps to protect against. If you are in Colorado, you should take advantage of a recently implemented security measure to protect your on-line business records. You can now password-protect the ability to change your business filings with the Secretary of State.
Recently, the Colorado Secretary of State, Scott Gessler implemented password protection for business filers. Read the press release here.
The initiative is in conjunction with the Colorado Attorney General and Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Read more here:
Secure business filing consists of requesting a PIN to be mailed to your business address and then creating a password associated with the public records of your business. This will thwart people from impersonating you to change your address, registered agent or other information on file with the Secretary of State. You can read an overview of the process or you can watch the following videos:
Secure Business Filing Demonstration for New Entity Registration
Secure Business Filing Demonstration for New Entity Registration from Colorado Secretary of State on Vimeo.
Secure Business Filing Demonstration for Current Entities
Secure Business Filing Demonstration for Current Entities from Colorado Secretary of State on Vimeo.
Click here for the step by step instructions.