Watch out INC and LLC owners for a Florida company sending out deceptive notices asking for money to complete your filing with the Florida Secretary of State. This company is not affiliated with the Secretary of State. This is a new scam (but similar to some fairly common older scams) that hit quite a few of our unsuspecting customers recently. The rule here always is to read what you receive in the mail and make sure it is legit before you send money.
CEO & Founder of SmallBiZ.com, created over twenty years ago to help small business owners simplify the process of starting & managing their small businesses. SmallBiZ.com now serves over 10,000 businesses per year with various filing and subscription services; in addition to the 1000's of daily visitors to www.smallbiz.com, accessing free services, help pages, & educational videos & webinars.
Were it not for Michael Banner's posting on the scam CSC in Florida is operating, we would have been out $68.72, and possibly compromised the security of our credit card; because of Michael's posting, we called the State of Florida directly, and they confirmed the veracity of his comments about the scam and correctly pointed us to the State of Florida's web site where we found the legal articles of organization. Thank you -
Susan P Yule Owner, Yuletide LLC