Scam Letter Reported by the Secretary of the State

Be aware that a scam letter which looks like it was sent from the California Secretary of State is being circulated to California corporations, and those doing business in California. The letter requests that the entity pay $49.50 to obtain a “certificate of status.”  However, the payment request is a scam because no corporation is required to obtain a statement of status, but if it wants to obtain one, the statement can be obtained from the Secretary of State for a fee of $5.00.  If you questions regarding your entities annual filing requirements with the Secretary of State or other corporate governance issues, please contact me.