My business received official looking documents from COMPLIANCE SERVICES in TALLAHASSEE, FL requesting me to fill out a Shareholder info form and send it in along with a $125.00 payment by a very short deadline date. The form's title was " ANNUAL MINUTES REQUIREMENT STATEMENT - DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS "( CS FORM MIN-FL011 )
It looked official enough, particularly since the return address was in Tallahassee, Florida. However, I have never seen anything like this before, so I called my accountant, who confirmed that this is a SCAM and told me to throw the papers in the garbage.
Apparently, these people are hitting up others in different states with the same scam. I'm not sure how they are still operating, as the Florida Attorney General is aware of them. They appear to be farming Corporation data from public records and sending these notices out, with the hopes that businesses fall for their scam and send in the $125.
If you do receive this paperwork IGNORE IT as it is not official documents from the state of FLORIDA.
The FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL has issued a previous statement regarding these scammers:
"Over the past several months, the Attorney General’s Office has received numerous complaints against several of these companies. Last week the Attorney General settled a lawsuit against one such company, Corporate Compliance Center, over allegations that the company misled Florida businesses relating to the sale of corporate minutes reports. Two other companies, Corporate Minutes Compliance Service and Corporate Minute Services, were prevented from operating in Florida when the Attorney General’s Office threatened litigation."
LOOKS LIKE THESE PEOPLE KEEP SLIGHTLY CHANGING THEIR COMPANY INFO TO AVOID DETECTION. THE NEWEST NAME IS: CORPORATE SERVICES
BUSINESS OWNERS BEWARE!!