New Oregon Business Owners Beware: Scammers Sending False Solicitation Notices

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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 it is not.

You may wish to request a refund if you were misled by this solicitation. To obtain a refund, call OR Certificate Services at 1-855-210-6990 or 1-855-755-3357 between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

If you own a business, check our Business Alerts Page for updates. Spammers and scammers targeting businesses are numerous and relentless. We want you to stay abreast of how these schemes can negatively affect your business, so we post details of each scam on our Business Alerts page. Check the page before you respond to suspicious mail.

If you believe you’ve been the victim of a business scam, please contact us at Corporation.Division@oregon.gov or call 503-986-2200.

Remember, official correspondence from the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division always contains these elements:

  • An image of the Oregon state seal;
  • The words, “Secretary of State Corporation Division” and
  • Our phone number: 503-986-2200.

sos.oregon.gov/Business

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