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Colorado Secretary
of State Jena Griswold

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Secretary of State
Jena Griswold


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Secure business filing

Q1. What is business identity theft?

A1. Business identity theft is also known as corporate or commercial identity theft. Criminals assume a business’s identity and good credit history by manipulating business records and credit agency data, then use that identity to get lines of credit with banks or retailers. With these lines of credit, the identity thieves will purchase items that are easily resold. For more information, visit Protect Your Business.

To help protect your business against identity theft, you can set up Secure Business Filing.

Q2. What is Secure Business Filing?

A2. Secure Business Filing provides optional password protection for your business record. By creating a Secure Business Filing account, you can control who is able to make changes to your business records.

Q3. Can I have more than one email address and password associated with my business?

A3. Yes. After you set up Secure Business Filing, you can log in to your account and add accounts to give access to other authorized users.

Each account will have a different email address; different accounts for the same business can’t use the same email address.

Q4. How does Secure Business Filing work?

A4. Secure Business Filing is email and password protected. Once you have secured business filing, documents can't be filed without the correct email address and password.

Each business record will have its own Secure Business Filing account. For example, if you have two businesses, you need to set up a separate account for each business.

Also, if you have a business and a trade name or trademark associated with your business, you need to set up an account for the business and an account for the trade name or trademark.

Q5. How will Secure Business Filing protect me?

A5. Putting a password in place prevents anyone who doesn't have that password from filing a form for your entity with our office.

When you set up a Secure Business Filing account, you will receive notice to your email address when a form has been filed on your record.

Q6. How do I sign up?

A6. See instructions for setting up a Secure Business Filing Record, or watch our demonstration.

For new and existing entities

Q7. What do I do if I forget my password or email for Secure Business Filing?

A7. If you forgot your password, select “Forgot password” to receive a temporary password. This expires after 4 hours.

Contact our office if you no longer have access to the email address or forgot the email address.

Q8. Why do I have to wait for a PIN to come in the mail?

A8. We send this to a physical address instead of electronically so it’s more secure.

Q9. I requested a PIN, what’s next?

A9. Your secured business filing account is not set up until you enter the PIN you received in the mail. If you need to request another PIN letter, be sure to read the instructions carefully.