Ashcroft Reminds Missourians to Beware of Payment Scams

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is reminding Missourians that the Business Services Division in his office will never ask for payment by gift card. Business Services, which oversees filings for all businesses in Missouri, has recently received complaints from some Missourians who have misdialed the toll-free number and been asked to pay for services using Walmart gift cards.  The fee schedule and any convenience fees may be found at  The Business Services Division may be reached by calling (866) 223-6535 or emailing

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