As part of the continued upgrade of its business system and the office’s commitment to ensuring that Colorado remains one of the best states in the country for doing business, the Office of the Secretary of State for Colorado provides a secure business file free of charge for all Colorado businesses registered with the office. .
This is a resource Colorado businesses can use to protect against corporate identity theft.
“Corporate identity theft can cause significant damage to a business’s credit and reputation,” said Secretary of State Jena Griswold. “Secure Business Filing is a free tool that can be used as a level of protection for Colorado business owners who work hard to help businesses maintain their good credit and reputation. “
Secure Business Filing is a service that offers protection using an email address and password, giving exclusive access to the password holder to make additional deposits or update their file. . Users can easily create a new account online and once Secure Business Filing is configured, authorized users can be added using their unique email addresses.
Corporate identity theft is a crime in which a company’s identity is often used to establish lines of credit with banks or retailers. With these lines of credit, identity thieves buy items that can be exchanged for cash or sold with relative ease. The damage can be devastating to the victim’s business, with a credit history or denial of credit resulting in operational problems.
The Colorado Secretary of State, Colorado Attorney General, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation ID Theft Unit have developed a Corporate Identity Theft Resource Guide to provide businesses with the information they need to prevent and reduce the threat of corporate identity theft while helping businesses that have been victims of these crimes.
To configure Secure Business Filing, please click here.