Mailing scam alert for Oregon business
The mailing requests detailed information about the business and a $150 “Certificate of Minutes” preparation fee. The invoice lists a return address of 4676 Commercial Street SE, #169, Salem, OR 97302.
Despite its appearance, this invoice was neither sent by the Secretary of State’s Corporation Division nor is it authorized by the State of Oregon. While the invoice contains references to Oregon business law, businesses receiving this mailing are advised they can prepare annual minutes and corporate records themselves without paying this fee.
Secretary of State Brown recommends carefully reading solicitations to determine if they are actually from a government agency and require a response.
An example of the scam is posted on the Secretary of State website: http://www.filinginoregon.com/pages/business_registry/research/scam_alert/index.html.