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May 19, 2005

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Thank you so much for your comments about the Corporation Compliance Recorder. I was so naive in spite of my years of public accounting as to start to enter the payment for this scam into my Quickbooks check writing batch. Then my training finally took hold. I was so angry that they would probably be able to pick off all the non-profit community with this scam when I realized it was not something we had to do. I will be filing a complaint with the Department of Justice.

Thank you for the great information. I had remembered hearing about this on the radio, and just this week our Homeowners Association received this letter. I googled Oregon Corporate Compliance Recorder and you site came up! I will be registering complaints and THANK YOU!

Thank you for your posting regarding this scam. We were ready to mail the requested information and $95 when we started reading the fine print and then went to google and typed in Corporation Compliance Recorder.

I think these people should be locked up. The government isn't quick enough to take action, it's a good thing we have your website as a service. Thanks for your help.

Hello Sir,
I received a Letter from Corporation Compliance Recorder from L.A. P.O.Box 66186
Los Angeles, CA 90066.
They were asking for $ 175.- and thru my hectical Work i just mailed the Check and in the same day I called my CPA and asked about and he immediately let me stop the Check Payment. So long story short, I received a notice from the Corporation Compliance Recorder, tha I have to make the payment with in 10 Business days or they will begin appropriate legal action.
My CPA told me that they are not a govermental Official and its more likely a scam.
If this is the case, then our Goverment should stop this nonsens soon.
In other countries companies cant even make the same looking Letterhead and other documents that looks like goverment paper.
I dont know what to do with those Folks.
Hopefully you can help me out here.
Thanks again
Sincerely

Harun Sevimli
CEO
ATCS Inc.
www.amerturk.com

I run a California corporation and received a very similar letter this month, but rather than Corporate Compliance Recorder, it is from MINUTES AND COMPLIANCE AFFAIRS. Keep an eye out for this one too - it's the same sort of scam. They provide a very government-looking letter-invoice, ask for $125 and request your officer, director, shareholder information. They even splurged for an official-looking seal on this invoice. The address is as follows:

Minutes and compliance affairs
business processing division
P.O. Box 9878
North Hollywood, CA 91609

I JUST GOT A REQUEST TO FILL OUT A CALIFORNIA CORPORATE COMPLAINCE FORM AND REQUEST FOR $125 CHECK TO BE MADE OUT TO "CALIFORNIA CORPORATE COMPLIANCE" ( NOT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA), BUSINESS DIVISION, 3053 FREEPORT BLVD.#310, SACRAMENTO, CA 95818.
I THINK IT IS A SCAM AND HOPE TO CHECK IT OUT WITH THE STATE TOMORROW
RON SHLENSKY, MD, JD

I paid $125 to:
Minutes and compliance affairs
business processing division
P.O. Box 9878
North Hollywood, CA 91609

I just figured out this is a scam. I am so angry with it. We have to do something to stop this? Does anyone have any idea?

Thanks.

Thanks to this website, I was able to learn about the scam of the Corporation Compliance Recorder. I was fooled into paying $125 in March of 2005 for the annual recording, then got another one in late September and had realized, why would I have to pay for an annual fee twice in the same year. The address on this is CORPORATION COMPLIANCE RECORDER
ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOUNTING DIVISION
P.O. Box 1976
LOS ANGELES, CA 90294

I will definitely be filing a complaint.

I got a similar notice from Sacramento address. Thank you for posting this information.

I just received a similar letter asking for $125 from the "Compliance Annual Minutes Board" at P.O. Box 360709 Los Angeles 90036. I reported it to the Franchise Tax Board and the BBB but no one took particular interest.

We too just recieved one of these forms and to my dismay our internal payables had the form filled out and ready to go asking for a check to be signed. I agree, our goverment should put a stop to this unfair business tactic!

I just received a similar letter from the same company with a mailing address in Sacramento, CA. I am a california small business corp. Thanks for confirming what I thought was a scam! You really have to read the small print to realize they are a scam. I will also report them to the agencies in california you suggest.

Thanks, again.

I got one of these scary letter too. It sited all these sections of ordinances for corporation compliance and is so easy to get fool by it. Especially when you are so busy with everything else from your business.

Just received the corporate compliance letter post marked December 22, The only clue is on the front of the envelope, just above the address window. It reads "THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT". This is the only clue to the scam. I have contacted "The Company Corporation" who do have a compliance division in Sacramento to see if there is any conection. This has to be some sort of Postal Violation. The intent is to defraud.

California Corporate Compliance Business at 3053 Freeport Blvd also attempted to scam me, fraudulently posing as a government agency and attempting to trick me into paying a "$125 annual fee". I do not regard their small-print "This product or service has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency..." as adequate defense against mail fraud charges. I hope that they are prosecuted.

I will retain their mailing. I can be reached at kjd@duda.org.

Thank you for posting this warning. I just received a letter from the "Compliance Annual Minutes Board" (corporation # 2543080) asking for $125. I was slightly suspicious about the lack of specific wording on the form and lack of any instructions. I'm not sure if it is a scam, but it sure seems like it.

I called mail fraud to see what can be done about these crooks. Thye had me fax them at 916-927-0128 the information and a statement to try to nail these idiots. If you have any more info call Pam at 916-263-7240.

I JUST GOT A REQUEST TO FILL OUT A CALIFORNIA CORPORATE COMPLIANCE FORM AND REQUEST FOR $125 CHECK TO BE MADE OUT TO "CALIFORNIA CORPORATE COMPLIANCE" (NOT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA), BUSINESS DIVISION, 3053 FREEPORT BLVD.#310, SACRAMENTO, CA 95818.
I THINK IT IS A SCAM.

CAN WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS? I AM CALLING THE CA DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATION -- I AM STILL ON HOLD.

I also received the notice today asking for $125 with the PO Box 66186 Los Angeles address. My corporation was just formed in October so we haven't had our annual meeting yet, so I was suspicious. I think I'll send their envelope back to them with a nasty note in it!

I too received the letter and I am not a non-profit. I also find it amusing that they are charging a late fee if you don't return it within the week you received it.... I am so glad I found this site to confirm my suspicions of this being fraud.

Thanks to this information I am not in compliance with our fine friends at the office in Los Angeles. P.O. Box 66186

DC

They have hit again, I recieved the same letter form Corporation Compliance Recorder and typed out my minutes stamped with corporate seal and was ready to mail it off thinking it was from a government office. I stopped when I couldn't find any telephone numbers or anything that stated it was a government organization such as the Department of Corporations. I am disgusted that as a small business owner I am subject to these types of scams. These kind of businesses need to be dismantled and there officers jailed for theft by deception. I am sure the amount of monies they have recieved from unsuspecting businesses has reached a level warranting a felony grand theft.

Just got one for my for-profit CA corp, except it demands $125 and I cannot find any disclaimer indicating that this is from a private company rather than from government. The format of the document mimics the State of CA Secty of State document too.

I received a notice from California Corporate Compliance requesting $125 Annual Fee and was suspicious, so I googled them and found this great site. I called the number above and here's how to report them for Postal Fraud:
Call Pam 916-263-7240
Mail copies of letter and envelope to
Postal Inspectors Office, Attn Pam
PO 13130
Sacramento 95813

EVERYBODY PLEASE REPORT THESE CREEPS!

Well, they're still at it. I recieved my letter from this scam today. Besides being plain robbers they obtain valuable data from those who are caught off guard which could be used for identity theft. I will rearch who to report this to and post it when I find out. Good Luck to you all John.

I contacted Pam at the US Postal Inspectors office, and she sent me to a website to file a complaint against them. The address is: http://www.usps.com\postalinspectors
Click on FRAUD and register your complaint. I received a letter from them yesterday. When I researched it on the internet, this site was the first one to pop-up. Thank goodness because I thought it was official and would have been duped if it were not for my wife's discernment. Thank you for saving me time and money.

Can anybody tell me how I go about getting a refund for the fees I paid? I fell for this scam.

Thanks

I received a letter from Corporation Compliance Recorder PO Box 66186, LA 90066 sometime in Feb 2006. The letter says "All domestic stock corporations shall pay a total of $125, in a single check or money order made payable to Corporation Compliance Recroder and mail to Main office: PO Box 66186, LA. Make check payable to "Corporation Compliance Recroder Business Programs Division." I searched the web and found all your comments. Thank you for all your comments. I would really like to see this "Comliance recorder" get caught by our government, hopefully, soon.

I have a CA Corporation. I recieved a letter from the Corporation Compliance Recorder asking for 125.00 or if late 175.00. The address to send the money to was p.o. box 66186 in Los Angeles. Thanks to this website I saved at least 125.00 on this scam. Thanks, John Dorr

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