After starting my own business, I began to receive quite a few “official” looking letters. The letter asks you to, in accordance with a state official or government law, submit the enclosed file within the designated deadline.
"NOT A GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND DOES NOT HAVE OR CONTRACT WITH ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY."
I read the letter through thoroughly, and it has in nice little fine print mixed in with the mess of other official looking content. It stated that the company was “not a government agency and does not have or contract with any government agency to provide this service.” I have receive a couple of these types of scams since starting my business in 2015 and decided, for the sake of others who have started their business or looking to start their business, to let them know to be aware of similar types of scams.
If you have any questions on what files you need to send to the state, go directly to your state’s business oriented website. For those in Florida, it is http://www.sunbiz.org/.
If you started a business, what other scams have you encountered? Let me and other readers know by leaving a comment below.
Stay alert my colleagues!