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New scam takes advantage of Secretary of State’s business filing system

DENVER - Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and Attorney General John Suthers Thursday announced they're teaming up fight a new form of impersonation: business identity theft. Both officials explained the decade-old Secretary of State's business filing system, which has no password or PIN protections, has been exploited criminals changing contact names of at least 25 companies in Colorado, allowing the perpetrators to create and use those companies' lines of credit and steal more than $750,000.