National Business Registration solicitation
Another scam is from a company called the National Business Registration. The company sends businesses a "final notice" that tells the owner, "Since the introduction of the Patriot Act of 2001 all businesses are required to register with the National Corporation Registry." This is false information. There is no requirement to register a business through a national corporate registry, and the federal government does not operate a national corporate registry.
The notice also instructs business to pay a $487 fee within 14 days from receipt or they will be, "administratively dissolved/revoked and an additional fee will be due if the entity is removed from our database due to non-payment."
Companies receiving this "final notice" from National Business Registration are advised to keep the notice, mailing envelope and return envelope, and contact the United States Postal Inspections Service at (877) 876-2455 to report this mail fraud. Companies can also report this deceptive practice at http://postalinspectors.uspis.gov. Go to the Investigations drop down menu and select Mail Fraud to file a complaint.
The Corporation Division of the Office of the Secretary of State registers business entities in Oregon, including domestic and foreign (out-of-state) business corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and assumed business names.
The National Business Registration is not registered to do business in Oregon. To find out if a business is registered in Oregon visit www.filinginoregon.com or call (503) 986-2200.
National Business Registration Notice
National Business Registration Envelope