News release

Public Warned About Business Registry Phone Scam

Businesses and the public should be aware of phone calls to businesses from people claiming to be employees of the Nova Scotia Business Registry.

The Access Nova Scotia call centre has received reports from organizations who were contacted and told their business filings are out of date.

After the caller collects information, the business is told a directory on CD is in the mail, along with an invoice.

Access Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Business Registry do not make these types of calls.

"We were concerned when we received these complaints and made it a priority to act quickly to notify the business community," said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Ramona Jennex. "Helping businesses and consumers protect themselves is part of our commitment to make life better for families in every region of the province."

The public is advised to exercise caution and not give personal or business information to unsolicited callers.

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Businesses and the public are being warned to protect their information after reports of phone calls by people claiming to be employees of the Nova Scotia Business Directory.

The callers collect information from the business, then say that a directory on CD is in the mail, along with an invoice.

Access Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Business Registry do not make these types of calls.

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Ramona Jennex reminds everyone to not give information to unsolicited callers.

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Media Contact:

Lori Errington
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-2733 E-mail: