Closely-Held Business Alert: Potential Scam re: Annual Reporting


Annual Reporting Notification by the Corporate Regulatory Committee

The Oregon Secretary of State recently published a notice that it has received numerous complaints of a potential scam aimed at Oregon business owners by a company operating under the name of the Corporate Regulatory Committee. Business owners report receiving correspondence from the Corporate Regulatory Committee, in which the “committee” insinuates that the business’s annual report is due or delinquent, and offers to complete the filing for an inflated fee of $238.

If you have paid the Corporate Regulatory Committee to file your business’s annual report, contact the Oregon Department of Justice, Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection Division at 503-378-4400 or the Oregon Secretary of State Corporate Division at 503-986-2200.

Keep in mind that you can easily verify the renewal date for your business registration through the Oregon Secretary of State’s website. As always, if you have any questions about your business filings, feel free to contact Randy Duncan or another member of our Closely-Held Business Team at 503-242-0000.

Nothing in this communication creates or is intended to create an attorney client relationship with you, constitutes the provision of legal advice, or creates any legal duty to you. If you are seeking legal advice, you should first contact a member of the Closely Held Business Team with the understanding that any attorney client relationship would be subsequently established by a specific written agreement with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. To maintain confidentiality, you should not forward any unsolicited information you deem to be confidential until after an attorney client relationship has been established.

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