Newly formed Oregon businesses have received a solicitation from OR Certificate Services offering a Certificate of Standing/Existence for $77.25. Many businesses do not need this certificate. Those that do may obtain one directly from the Secretary of State for $10.
This solicitation may appear to be from a government agency, but its not. A copy of the Solicitation can be viewed here.
If you were misled by this solicitation, you may request a refund. To obtain a refund, call OR Certificate Services at 1-855-210-6990 or 1-855-755-3357 between 9 am & 5 pm EST.
Official correspondence from the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division always contains the following elements:
To view other types of schemes that spammers and scammers are using, visit the Business Alert page. If you believe you have been a victim of a business scam, please contact the Secretary of State at Corporation.Division@Oregon.gov or 503-986-2200.
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