Annual Minutes Requirement Scam

Here’s a little tip for US business owners. If you get a document in the mail called: “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders”, do not pay it, this is a scam. The Florida Department of State has now posted a warning about this on its front-page as well:

While this document might look very authentic, in the small print it states:

This product has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency and this offer is not being made by an agency of the government.

Needless to say, you should never send shareholder information to any non-government organization, and your actual annual meeting information should only be addressed to a government organization or posted at SunBiz.org.

The letter that I originally received had the following return address:

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Edit 1:
Thanks to all of the people who have posted a comment, here’s a list of all the street address instances used by this scammer so far, there were more instances reported below in the comment section without addresses. Also, if you happen to have more information or an address that’s not listed, please post it below, it will most certainly help many people.

  • California (1)
    P.O. Box 1265,
    Studio City, CA 91614-0265
  • California (2) as Corporate Compliance Center
    2740 Fulton Ave,
    Sacramento CA 95821-5183
  • Florida
    400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 18321,
    (Postal Mail Box 18321 as of 2011/02/17),
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Georgia (1)
    931 Monroe Drive NE, STE A-102 #333,
    Atlanta, GA 30308-1795
  • Georgia (2)
    Annual Minutes Disclosure Services/Business Processing Division,
    5805 State Bridge Road,
    Duluth GA 30094,
    Phone 866-390-1176
  • Georgia (3)
    Annual Minutes Disclosure Services,
    5805 State Bridge Road Ste. G–380,
    Duluth, GA 30097
  • Massachusetts
    Compliance Services,
    71 Commercial St. #241,
    Boston, MA 02109
  • New York
    Annual Minutes Disclosure Services / Business Processing Division
    911 Central Avenue #134,
    Albany, NY 12206
  • North Carolina (1)
    324 S. Wilmington St.,
    Postal Mail Box 407,
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • North Carolina (2)
    2820 Selwyn Ave,
    Postal Mail Box 847,
    Charlotte, NC 28209

Edit 2:
I can’t believe that after more than a year, I’m still receiving comments on this post from people that received the letter. If you got the letter and it has a different address than listed above is on the envelope, post a comment and let us know, since you might be saving someone $125!

Edit 3:
It’s been almost two years now, and sadly, this scam is still going strong. In fact, a new address in Sacramento California has popped up that I’ve added to the list above. Keep those comments going and help your fellow business owner save an unnecessary $125, especially if you have a new address to report.

Edit 4:
The scammers now have put up a very simple web page at http://www.corpsrvc.com/. If you didn’t have doubts about Compliance Services before, take a look at their site.

Edit 5
Good news for those of you in North Carolina. Earlier this month, a court settlement was reached between North Carolina State and Corporate Services Inc. This means that if you live in NC, you will no longer be receiving the scam in your mailbox. Sadly, Corporate Services, Inc. is still able to operate in any other state, so while this victory is minor, it’s still a victory.

An email arrived in my inbox today from a reader who want me to make you aware of Mr. Selwyn J. Monarch, a disbarred attorney from California who is also the owner of Corporate Services, Inc. If you do a quick Google search, you’ll see that this is one untrustworthy person with quite a bit of legal baggage!

Edit 6
Contrary to the previous update, readers are still reporting receiving the scam letter in North Carolina.

Comments

#1
Kati Says:
On March 20th, 2009 at 2:28 PM

I also received this scam and the S-Corp I work for is based in California. The return address on mine was:

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
P.O. Box 1265
Studio City, CA 91614-0265

#2
Todd Kamin Says:
On March 28th, 2009 at 4:42 PM

I received this in Georgia also for an S-Corp. Address:

Compliance Services
931 Monroe Drive NE, STE A-102 #333
Atlanta, GA 30308-1795

#3
Sari Says:
On April 6th, 2009 at 1:48 PM

I receive the same for GA.The same address mentioned.I checked the deadline & if were to send in the check,6th April was the deadline.So I decided to call before I mailed the check along with the form & I was told to ignore that by the representative for the Secretary state office of GA.

#4
Marcela Says:
On June 11th, 2009 at 2:52 PM

I received it here in GA with an address in Macon, GA. They sure branch out, huh?

#5
ruta Says:
On June 19th, 2009 at 10:01 AM

I also received it in FL. Almost sent a check to them. The address was:
Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahasse, FL 32301

#6
C Druet Sr. Says:
On June 23rd, 2009 at 9:55 AM

I also received in the mail florida,
400 Capital Cir SE Tallahasse. P.O.Box 18321

#7
Becky Says:
On June 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 PM

I work for a C-corp in Ohio, and I received one from Florida – the same address as above. Not sure how they got ahold of me up in Ohio, but I smelled scam right away. This one is trickier than the one I received from Ohio, which actually had a disclaimer on it.

#8
Mark Says:
On June 26th, 2009 at 1:27 PM

I’m a CPA, and one of our clients received this letter. It looks very genuine. I only found out that it was a scam by looking it up on the internet, and I found this posting.

#9
Shannon Says:
On June 26th, 2009 at 11:42 PM

I received one also. Address is the PO Box 18321 in Tallahassee. I’m so glad I looked it up before I decided to pay it! How can they get away with this type of nonsense??

#10
Chris Says:
On July 1st, 2009 at 8:17 PM

It has also shown up in North Carolina.
324 S. Wilmington St.
Postal Mail Box 407
Raleigh, NC 27601
Don’t understand how a scam as wide spread as this one can’t be prosecuted by someone. Crazy.

#11
Sherri Says:
On July 3rd, 2009 at 5:00 PM

I too received this letter with the same address for Fl. Can these people be reported to someone. I wonder how many unfortunate soles sent money and info to this company? What exactly do they do with your info. They can go to sunbiz.org and get your info for Florida. Seems like this should be illegal.

#12
Ann Says:
On July 6th, 2009 at 3:27 PM

I also received the document for a New York S-Corp. So glad I found this information online! Thanks to all…. The address for the NY scam is:
Annual Minutes Disclosure Services / Business Processing Division
911 Central Avenue #134
Albany, NY 12206

#13
Samantha Says:
On July 7th, 2009 at 8:19 AM

I recieved this as well for NC. Glad I checked it out.

#14
Michelle Says:
On July 7th, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Received one in Florida. I had my checkbook in hand. I looked it up to see what I was paying-glad I did!

#15
Terri Says:
On July 7th, 2009 at 11:31 AM

I work for a C-corp in MN. I’ve received forms for MA, IN and now NC. The IN Secretary of State have information on their website concerning a complaint they filed.

#16
Carol Says:
On July 21st, 2009 at 11:58 AM

I received the same letter in Raleigh, NC. I was worried I was late on the payment, tried to find the phone number to explain and could not, that’s when I googled the name of the company and address and found this site. Thank you for having such a site, otherwise my company may have been out $125.00!

#17
Lynne Says:
On July 29th, 2009 at 1:22 AM

THANK YOU for posting this! The letter I got was for North Carolina and looked VERY authentic! It was only because of this website that I found the “wording” that I needed to read to know it wasn’t real!

#18
Dave Says:
On August 5th, 2009 at 10:11 AM

Thanks for the information. I avoided this scam when I found your blog entry.

#19
Frank Says:
On August 10th, 2009 at 8:01 AM

I have also received this scam. The total is for $ 150.00 and the return address is
Annual Minutes Disclosure Services/Business Processing Division
5805 State Bridge Road
Duluth GA 30094
Phone # 866-390-1176

#20
Shawn Says:
On August 13th, 2009 at 11:41 AM

My company is a Florida S-corp, and we just received one of these notices today. Something seemed to be a bit amiss…so, I got online and found this forum – thanks.

By the way, is anything being done to shut these people down?

#21
scott dekle Says:
On August 13th, 2009 at 10:35 PM

I recived one of these notices an im glad i found this out befor i payed it this sucks. Work in florida is bad enough an very hard to find but these people are really taking it to a hole new place. I hope they are found an locked away for as long as possible.

#22
Martin Singh Says:
On August 14th, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Thankyou for this blog!
I received the Florida version with the address listed as above.
I checked this against submission “requirement” at SunBiz.org and could find no substantiation. I had also noted the non-endorsement statement on the form so I googled and found this blog.
Does anyone know which law enforcement authority would investigate this, and whether it been reported yet?
I would suggest FBI, as it is clearly a multi-state problem.

#23
EDDIE DENNIS Says:
On August 16th, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I RECIVED THIS SAME THING WARNING IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A GOVERMRNT FORM ONLINE. OR THE RETURN ENVELOPE DOES NOT HAVE AN ADDRESS WINDOW DISREGUARD IT!!

#24
jen Says:
On August 18th, 2009 at 11:22 AM

we received it also from NC and i emailed our corp attny and he said it is a SCAMMMMMM do not send any info-WHEW-it did look real but the front of the green envelope said it was not a gov document so that is what made me stop and question!

#25
JIM, CPA Says:
On August 24th, 2009 at 9:14 AM

I received one of these letters from Florida client, after looking at it I googled this site. Thanx for the info, will forward to all corporate clients.

#26
Lisa F Says:
On August 26th, 2009 at 10:26 AM

NEW SCAM ADDRESS: I received the letter & form in March, 09. Didn’t pay it because I was suspicious of it- it was pinned up on my corkboard for MONTHS before I had a chance to investigate it today (Aug 26) I just filled out and wrote the check, glad I found this site before putting the payment in the mail! Here’s a new Massachusetts address: Compliance Services, 71 Commercial St. #241, Boston, MA 02109. Hope this helps someone out there! Lisa

#27
Lisa F Says:
On August 26th, 2009 at 10:42 AM

follow up from Lisa F in MA: I called my Martha Coakley’s office (MA Attourney General) and the officials there confirmed that they are already aware of this scam, and confirmed the address in my previous post is a scam address.

#28
redacted Says:
On September 1st, 2009 at 4:22 AM

NEW SCAM ADDRESS: I received the letter & form in March, 09. Didn't pay it because I was suspicious of it- it was pinned up on my corkboard for MONTHS before I had a chance to investigate it today (Aug 26) I just filled out and wrote the check, glad I found this site before putting the payment in the mail! Here's a new Massachusetts address: Compliance Services, 71 Commercial St. #241, Boston, MA 02109. Hope this helps someone out there! Lisa;. All the best!!

#29
O.o Says:
On September 2nd, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Hmmmmm…i’m living in Georgia and i got same letter but the adress is different then all others that are posted on this website. mine is:

ANNUAL MINUTES DISCLOSURE SERVICES
5805 STATE BRIDGE ROAD STE G – 380
DULUTH, GA 30097

it looks same as others but the zip code is different and right next to the “5805 STATE BRIDGE ROAD”, there is”STE G – 380″.

#30
N.V. Says:
On September 3rd, 2009 at 11:13 AM

thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this blog. my partner almost sent in a check.

#31
neil Says:
On September 9th, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Thank you so much. Unbelieveable! How do these people sleep at night! Why not get a real job like the rest of us??? Unfortunately I suspect a huge amount of people have just gone ahead and paid this… I was suspicious and found this as the fist google hit. Great work everyone. I had same FL address. Would have to be a class action case here. I’m in…

#32
Maggie Says:
On October 1st, 2009 at 4:58 PM

Must be that time of year…..just got my annual scam letter. I find it hard to believe that the government does not stop this and file fraud charges. Unless you really read through the info, it’s hard to tell that it’s not, in fact, a government form. Like we don’t have enough to keep track of in the running of a business?
The return envelope had the Capital Cir SE, Tallahassee address.
It’s shameful.

#33
Marlen & John B Says:
On October 14th, 2009 at 1:37 PM

I just received the “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement For Directors And Shareholders”..and I am sooo glad that I researched it before making the $125.00 payment to “Compliance Services”. My letter was also mailed to our business in Florida from the following address: Compliance Services 400 Capital Cir SE, Postal Mail Box 18321,Tallahassee,Fl 32301….I can’t believe this is going on- what a SCAM!!!- I’ll make sure to pass the word to my business owner friends.

#34
Qiao Hu Says:
On February 26th, 2010 at 10:13 PM

I received the same mail with address on
400 Capital Cir. Se
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahasse, Fl 32301

They should be in Jail.

#35
Sam Johnson Says:
On March 3rd, 2010 at 11:11 PM

I received the same scam offer on 3/3/2010 with the same address:

400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahasse, Fl 32301

Unbelievable, it’s been a year and they are still scamming businesses. I know for sure, eventually somebody will take care of them.

#36
Zoe Says:
On March 4th, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I just got one in mail yesterday and I also received one about this time last year. Because it requires a stamp to mail back to them, put their crap back in the envelope,put their address on the return and send it back!

#37
Jackson Says:
On March 8th, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Thanks, these guys almost got me. I’m glad my partner googled it.

#38
D J Phillips Enterprises Says:
On March 9th, 2010 at 12:25 AM

I also received a request to complete the annual minutes requirement statement and a request for $125.00 to be submitted to Compliance Services, 400 Capital Cir SE, Postal Mail Box 18321, Tallahassee FL 32301.

#39
Rachelle Hofman Says:
On March 9th, 2010 at 9:43 AM

I live in Florida and received the same. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION. I ALMOST SENT THE MONEY.

#40
Dr Richard Moulton Says:
On March 9th, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Very clever scam. I was impressed–almost got me. Fortunately these words caught my eye: “THIS PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT.” What? Well, then I won’t send them any money. Ever.

#41
Phil Says:
On March 9th, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Thanks so much folks, I just received one of these in CA for my S-Corp, seemed a bit fishy so I googled the address (Compliance Services, PO Box 1265, Studio City, CA 91614-0265) and came across this. Saves me from getting suckered out of 125$, woot!

#42
On March 10th, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Well, it sure pays to read the fine print, doesn’t it? (I received the one from the Studio City address. This goes on the scam hierarchy just under the Nigerian five-million-dollar scam. Jeez.

#43
Edwin Horna Says:
On March 11th, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Excellent blog
I almost sent the check too… thanks guys for sharing the info..

Edwin ..
From Florida

#44
Gis from Florida Says:
On March 11th, 2010 at 11:03 PM

I also received the same letter. It looked a little strange for me and decided to do some research online. Thanks for the advice. I wonder how much money this company “compliance services” is making with this scam. Shouldn’t the government investigate and return the $ to the “victims”? $ 125 might not sound a large amount of money for a company, but multiplied by thousands of people who might have paid… awful !

#45
rome Says:
On March 12th, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Yo recibi una carta simila en Florida y gracias a este blog no pague los 125 dollars.
I received the same scam offer on 3/12/2010 with the same address:

400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahasse, Fl 32301

Unbelievable, it’s been a year and they are still scamming businesses. I know for sure, eventually somebody will take care of them.

#46
LaChelle Wright Says:
On March 18th, 2010 at 1:17 PM

We are on their list too.

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Received the letter and almost sent the money 3/18/10. Can’t these people be found through their own corporate documents or a bank account and be prosecuted?

#47
Ty Says:
On March 18th, 2010 at 2:44 PM

I received this letter and luckily googled before sending a check. Amazing that they are able to do this.

#48
Aaron Says:
On March 19th, 2010 at 10:14 AM

I’m glad I checked out google prior to mailing this thing out. Thanks for the information on your blog. Actually, you deserve a BIG THANKS

#49
Brian Says:
On March 19th, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Thanks to google and all your posts, I knew there was something not right with this letter. Thanks for your help! Your saving a lot of folks hard earned money!!!!

#50
Samantha Says:
On March 24th, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Thank you so much for posting this!!!
I was about to send a check off in the mail and I am glad I didnt, I feel for all the people that have been scammed by these people…
the address on mine was…

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Tallahassee, FL 32301

#51
Cindy Says:
On March 24th, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Thank you for keeping us in check with this stupid company. This is the second time I have received this and I wish they would just go away. Thank you!

#52
Alison Says:
On March 25th, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Thank goodness my fiance is also my accountant! I showed this to him and he quickly explained that it was a scam. Can’t believe this outfit hasn’t been shut down. Amazing.

#53
Asia Says:
On March 26th, 2010 at 11:52 AM

there is also another scam going around called statement of information. a bogus letter for a non government co, charging around $250. U are suppose to do this annually (online) and it only costs $25. in CA anyway, i dont know about other states.

#54
curt Says:
On March 30th, 2010 at 5:28 PM

i got this notice today from the Florida address. the only thing that made me suspicious was the amount they wanted me to pay. It seemed very high for what was being recorded. I looked their address up on google maps and found a mailboxes ect. then i knew it was a scam

#55
lee rakestraw Says:
On March 31st, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Received one a few weeks ago in FL. Called FL Dept. of State and found out about the scam. Reported to FL fraud unit at 866 966 7226. Will also report to FL Dept of Consumer Affairs at 850 488 2221.

#56
On April 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 AM

I also received one yesterday with the Florida address: It seemed suspicious and I googled the company and address: thanks for the information:

#57
Gary Says:
On April 4th, 2010 at 10:23 AM

i also received this letter. why doesn’t the state government do something about this company. this is fraud by any standard

#58
Shelby Says:
On April 7th, 2010 at 2:18 PM

This scam is STILL going around – I just received the letter as well, and agree the state of FL needs to do something about stopping such a scam! Beware!!

#59
Pam Deane Says:
On April 7th, 2010 at 5:11 PM

I received a letter as well and took to my attorney. She never saw this before which led me to google for this compnay. Thank You so much for posting this information.

#60
Barbara McDougall Says:
On April 8th, 2010 at 9:09 PM

I also received this letter in FL. Looked it up on the internet first and found you. thank you!

#61
Sandi DeVito Says:
On April 8th, 2010 at 11:13 PM

4/8/10 We are in California and received one too. The return address is to P O Box 1265 Studo City, CA 91614-0265. What do we do to stop this? We also received the one requesting the officers of the corp and 225.00

#62
Joerg Hack Says:
On April 11th, 2010 at 2:11 PM

4/11/10 Thanks so much guys.

Just filled out the papers and the check and had a funny feeling about it. found this website and I am amazed about this scam. I hope something will be done about this. I like to know to which agency I could contact to report this.
scam adress: 400 capital cir se PO box 18321 Tallahasse

#63
Candice Barbot Says:
On April 11th, 2010 at 2:12 PM

We are a Florida-based company. We filled in the form and then read the fine print. Thanks everyone for sharing the information, which we found through Google. We might have sent the check, since we’re doing taxes this time of year.

#64
Tammy Says:
On April 12th, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Thank you for this blog just saved us 125.00. We will do our part to pass the word

#65
Steve Says:
On April 12th, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Thank goodness I recognized this for the hoax it is and thanks to this website for confirming my suspicions. My question is how is it this outfit is still operating? These comments go back to 2009. A scam is a scam and these people need to be shut down.

#66
Garry Haralambou Says:
On April 14th, 2010 at 6:22 PM

If they have a P.O. Box why can’t these people be charged with mail fraud?

#67
Geneil Says:
On April 15th, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Thank you for this information. So glad someone took the time to post this to save many of us the grief of dealing with this scam

#68
Shannon Says:
On April 15th, 2010 at 11:32 PM

The Attorney General in Florida already threatened litigation and settled a lawsuit. See the link below for details:
http://www.compliancebuilding.com/2009/03/06/corporate-compliance-fraud-in-georgia-florida-and-massachusetts/

Also, see how comments here stop Oct 2009 and start again Feb 2010…they are seasonal also. Probably following tax season when companies are used to writing multiple checks for different taxes (tangible, corporate renewal, etc).

#69
Shannon Says:
On April 15th, 2010 at 11:47 PM

It’s sad that they keep getting away with this, but it looks like they are actually selling a product. The letter states “preparation of documents to satisfy the annual minutes requirement for your corporation”. This may be how they are getting away with it!

#70
Marilynn Says:
On April 15th, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Live in Florida and received the same as already mentioned. What gave it away for me was the first mailer line….looks like advertising. Love the Internet and this site. Thanks for the verification of my suspicion. I sent the envelope back with a note……big letters saying SCAMMER…YOU’VE BEEN REPORTED!!!!!!! It was worth the 44 cents.

#71
On April 21st, 2010 at 11:32 AM

The thing that gave it away for me was the 125 dollar charge. I won’t pay anybody anything to fill out a form for me.

#72
On April 22nd, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Thank you all for creating this website & warning me & many others – I rec’d this in my mail and the address to send the money to “compliance services-400 Capital Circle SE – Postal Mail Box 18321 – Tallahassee, FL 32301 – Has anything been done about this scam – have they checked out this Post Office Box???? These criminals need to be locked up! THANK YOU AGAIN SO VERY MUCH!!!!

#73
Biff Barclestein Says:
On April 27th, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Got it today. Will share it with the postal service.
Return Address
compliance services
400 Capital Cr SE
P.O. Box 18321

#74
G. Boyd Says:
On April 28th, 2010 at 11:38 AM

We get these every year from 400 Capital Circle SE Tallahassee, FL. We also get one from California. I agree that the State of Florida should close these people down and every other state they exist in.

#75
J. Wharton Says:
On May 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Once I took a good look at the notice received and saw NO Florida seal or phone number listing, I suspected a SCAM instantly. This act of individuals getting money by invalid mailings need to be stopped.

#76
C. Auclair Says:
On May 4th, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Wow. What will they think of next!
Can’t anyone shut these scammers down????

#77
D London Says:
On May 4th, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Seemed funny as I had not received anthing like this in my 10 years ob being incorporated… this post confirmed my suspicions.

#78
M. Hodge Says:
On May 6th, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Thanks for the posting!!! I was going to pay this and then the light bulb went on and i did a little research and found these postings. Thank goodness!!!

Thanks to everyone!!!!

#79
SCAM RECIPIENT Says:
On May 10th, 2010 at 2:26 PM

You should be ashamed of yourselves…..you should be put in jail……….don’t bother to reply as I have no interest in what you liars, scam artists have to say………….

#80
On May 10th, 2010 at 3:00 PM

@SCAM RECIPIENT: You might want to re-read the posts here.

#81
Yanay Garcia Says:
On May 11th, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I myself received this letter last November/2009. Unfortunately, I did pay the $125.00. It wont happen again. You should be behind bars for this.

#82
Onix Padron Says:
On May 11th, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Greetings to all…I live in Miami, Florida. I received the Compliance Service letter/form a week ago…thank goodness for google…when I saw this blog I was stunned…I went ahead and called Sunbiz and they immediately confirmed this is indeed a SCAM. Sunbiz went ahead and gave me the Attorney General’s Office number to file a complaint (1-866-966-7226) and the Attorney General’s office gave me the US Postal Inspector’s number to also file a complaint (1-877-876-2455). If you live in Florida and receive this letter/forms…please call and make your voice be heard. It’s all a scam. I myself can’t believe letters like these are going out and are actually being paid by business owners who want to keep their records in check. But I hope this entry helps…and make the calls that will hopefully soon stop these letters from reaching our homes. Kind regards…Onix M. Padron (Florida Business Owner)

#83
bilart Says:
On May 11th, 2010 at 5:35 PM

I received it last week, I am glad I “Googled” it so I know it is a scam. Sorry to hear that some people paid. I agree they should be behind bars. I encourage all of you to use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc. to buzz it around)

#84
SUSAN Says:
On May 12th, 2010 at 2:16 PM

I RECEIVED ONE ON 5/12/2010
IN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA.
I AM GLAD THAT I GOOGLED IT BEFORE.WHAT A SCAM.
THANKS

#85
Octavio Says:
On May 12th, 2010 at 9:29 PM

I received the same letter, from the start I thought something was not right,I noticed there was no Phone number.
Ont the letter I got there is no Disclousure as the Compliance Services states in this link. Read it!! It is a link to the Better Business Bureau in Los Angeles California. http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Report/Compliance-Services-100049181

” Company Rating F
Our opinion of what this rating means:
We strongly question the company’s reliability for reasons such as that they have failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law’s licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, or the company’s industry is known for its fraudulent business practices. ” I think the authorities should take a hard look into this type of business.

#86
van Says:
On May 13th, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Was led to look this company up online. Glad I found this posting. Thanks

#87
Marcos Says:
On May 16th, 2010 at 9:27 PM

I also received one yesterday with the Florida address: It seemed suspicious and I googled the company: thanks for the information: Thanks for the posting!!! A light bulb went on and i did a little research and found these postings. Thank goodness!!!

Thanks to everyone!!!!

#88
Sean Says:
On May 18th, 2010 at 10:58 AM

got one from …

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, Fl. 32301

I wrote them a nice letter – it had 3 words – the middle word starts with F and basically says to have intercourse with themselves! LOL

The stamp was worth it :) !

#89
Vick Says:
On May 18th, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Wow, this is unbelievable! I tried going to what I would assume would be their website, http://www.corpsrvc.com. This is the only thing it says:

“Corporate Services
Corporate laws require you to have annual meetings and maintain minutes of those meetings.

We are an independent service company, not connected with any government agency, which prepares documents to satisfy the statutory requirements of holding annual meetings and preparing minutes of those meetings. These documents will meet the requirements of your state’s statutes for annual meetings to avoid the necessity of holding actual meetings of the necessary parties. They satisfy the requirement of having actual meetings and minutes of those meetings.

The documents prepared by our firm have been reviewed by attorneys with over 50 years of experience dealing with corporate matters and will satisfy your state’s statutory requirements for annual meetings. We apologize that we are not equipped to handle telephone inquiries.
If you have any questions, please E-mail us at corpcompliance@corpsrvc.com and we will reply promptly.”

If only they would write the word “meetings” one more time.

I’m glad I found this post or otherwise I would’ve paid also.

Bastards!

#90
Laz Says:
On May 19th, 2010 at 9:56 PM

AS IF WE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS IN OUR COUNTRY THIS BASTERS CAN GET AWAY WITH TRING TO F*k HARD WORKING AMERICANS OUT OF THER MONEY. I CAREFULLY READ IT AND PICKET UP ON ITS WORDING THAT WAS CAREFUL CRAFTED TO LOOK LIKE A WELL MADE SCAM.I FEEL SORRY FOR THOUSE OF US WHO DID PAY THAT BASTERD. I QUESTION WHERE ARE THE LAW MAKES ON THIS, WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AND PUT A FACE ON THIS SCAMING BASTERD.MY FELLOW AMERICANS STAND STRONG AND STEDY FOR THERE MIGHT BE MORE OF THIS CRAP ON THE WAY WITH THE WAY OUR ECONOMY IS NOW.ALL WE CAN DO IS STAND TOGETHER AS A NATION AND STAY WELL INFORMED.I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THIS WEB SITE AND THOUSE OF YOU WHO HAVE SHARED YOUR EXPERINCE.THANK YOU LAZ IN FLORIDA
THE JERK
COMPLIANCE SERVICES (SAME ADDRESS MENTIOND BY SEAN)

#91
AG Says:
On May 20th, 2010 at 3:13 PM

I recieved the same letter yesterday. This letter just didn’t look right. So today I did a google search for:

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

I came up with nothing for this company. Instead, I found this website and I am glad that I did. I too thought that there was something fishy about this form. I am glad that I looked into this. Scammers just don’t know when to stop!

Sean – I like what you wrote. Thumbs up!

Thanks to this website informing us all about this scam letter!

#92
ana Says:
On May 20th, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Thanks for the posting!!! I received the same mail with address on
400 Capital Cir. Se
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahasse, Fl 32301
Thanks for your help!

#93
Angel Says:
On May 21st, 2010 at 12:46 PM

This is unbelievable. They don’t sleep. Always coming up with something to rubber the innocent and hard work people. This people think they are so! But as the as reading the letter, I found 2 thinks that does not seems right: my corporation Id number and the date i file here in Florida. I was going to call my accounting on this when I decide to Google it. and as I suspected.. bum… another scam. I bet a lot of people fall for this. Thank you all for posting the warning.

#94
Ted Says:
On May 21st, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Yes, just got one in the mail today, and I’m a S Corp in FL.

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, Fl. 32301

It has a **Auto** with the 5 digit zip code above my address, that is how advertisement mail shows in the address too line with other mail!! I knew something was up. Bastards…

Thanks for all your post….

got one from …

#95
Robert Milnes Says:
On May 25th, 2010 at 12:48 PM

I found this article about Compliance Services. I have had a S corporation here in Florida since December 1969. This is the first attempted scam I have encountered, but I had to check it anyway. WHAT A RIPOFF.

#96
LAWRENCE SCHUBERT Says:
On May 26th, 2010 at 8:17 PM

RECIEVED THIS LETTER IN CAPE CORAL FL,THANK YOU FOR POSTING
THIS SITE.SAVED ME SOME TIME.I WILL BE CALLING THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL IN FLORIDA TO FILL A COMPLAINT.I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE
TO DO THE SAME. 1-866-966-7226

#97
Dort Clifton Says:
On May 26th, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I received this letter today (Tampa)–same address as above. I was wondering why I would need to send Compliance Services a check since I had already filed corporate info on Sunbiz. Glad I found this! Thanks so much for this website!

#98
Walter Jimenez Says:
On May 26th, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I also received the letter with the following return address:
Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

#99
Jim Moorhouse Says:
On May 27th, 2010 at 7:16 AM

The return envelope wasn’t postage paid. Too Bad. I wanted to send it all back at their expense. PT Barnum said it best. These folks probably get quite a few checks and the wording is such that it is legal. Crafty…

#100
lori Says:
On May 27th, 2010 at 10:26 AM

IM SO GLAD TO SEE THIS FORUM. I almost paid my accountatn for a meeting on teh subject. yes the address to me in Clearwater is from the same as above-
400 capital cir. se
Postal mail box 18321 tallahassee fl 32301

i just called attourney general too in fl

#101
Jeff Says:
On May 28th, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Mine has a US Postage Permit on the envelope it was sent from, can’t they search these people thru the postal services with the postage permit information.

#102
Desiree Says:
On May 29th, 2010 at 12:55 PM

I too received one from the above Florida address. What a scam. I decided to research it after looking at the address more closely and especially when it asked for $125 to be mailed. This was the first time I had such a request, which was in itself suspicious.

#103
Desiree Says:
On May 29th, 2010 at 12:55 PM

By the way, thanks for setting up this Blog. It sure is helpful to have people letting others know.

#104
Rory Says:
On May 29th, 2010 at 6:02 PM

My business also got this letter. Except it’s a C-corp, not an S like most of you. When it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter who they send it to. I wouldn’t be surprised if major corporations fell for this ploy.

#105
Vanessa R Says:
On June 4th, 2010 at 9:00 AM

I just got the same letter. I’m glad I searched it first. Thanks

#106
Bernie Says:
On June 6th, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I knew something wasn’t right and I’m glad i researched it and found this. I mailed the envelope back to them with a nice note to along with a worthless already scratched off lottery ticket.

#107
Tyrone Biggums Says:
On June 6th, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Have never seen one of these in over 10 years of being in business… After reading fine print I saw it for what it was and was infuriated.
I doubt any large corporation will fall for it as they have accountants who know what and when should be filed – It is the small business owners they are targeting and that is what makes them an even lower form of bottom feeders.
So I promptly filled it out with very choice profanities of what they and their ancestors can do to themselves along with a few pieces of used chewing gum and mailed it back to them…

#108
Allen Simpson Says:
On June 8th, 2010 at 10:56 AM

This is my first year with my S Corp. in Fla. so I’m still learning what to file & when. I looked up Compliance Svc address online to ask them how to determine the # of shares I have (can’t remember). Didn’t find them but the address brought up this blog. Thanks Eddy, or whoever is respoonsible for this blog.

#109
Bob Kellaway Says:
On June 9th, 2010 at 12:14 AM

June 8th Sarasota FL. Got the same letter from the Florida address.

#110
ANN Says:
On June 10th, 2010 at 8:02 AM

I RECEIVED ONE YESTERDAY, PO BOX 18321 TALLAHASSEE, FL. THE GIVE-AWAY POSTAL PERMIT:VAN NUYS,CA AND THE STATEMENT “OUR USE OUR SERVICES”. SOME OF THE LOCAL BUSNESS OWNERS IN MY AREA ARE REPORTING THIS TO FOX 13, ERIC LOVES TO DIG UP THE DIRT AND TURN IT OVER TO THE STATE.

#111
Cathy Alesi Says:
On June 10th, 2010 at 8:34 AM

I got one today and found it odd that I had never had to do this in the past. I googled it and found this.
Thanks for posting it.

#112
Donna Says:
On June 10th, 2010 at 9:33 AM

I got the letter on June 4 and never had the chance to read it properly so it set on my desk. I found it to be strange that it was about Florida Business Corporation Act etc but it was not made by a Government Agency?? That’s why I googled it and found you guys. Thank you so much for posting this and I hope we can stop others from being scammed.

#113
Lynn T. Says:
On June 10th, 2010 at 12:09 PM

I received this last week and we had just completed the forms and actually made out the check. My husband prepared all the documents and even prepared a new set of annual minutes. As I said I was just about to stamp the envelope and my husband said to wait. We didn’t remember ever receiving this before, so he went online (he had forgot to check previously) to check the validity of this. He Googled “Compliance Services” and got hundreds of hits on this being a scam! I just about lost $125 bucks and ended up being another notch in someones belt. Thanks for posting this great advice.

#114
Marina Says:
On June 10th, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Today 06/10/2010 I received the Annual Minutes Letter from the company in Tallahassee.
The address is:

400 Capital Cir Se
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

I talked to my accountant and he mention about be a bogus. I also decided to Google by the address and I found your blog that was really helpful. Thanks Marina

#115
Lori Says:
On June 11th, 2010 at 1:36 PM

I just knew it had to be a scam – in all my years in business, have never heard of such a thing. I googled for the heck of it and found this signt – thank you! You would think that the FBI would put a STOP to this immediately. Reminds me of all those yellow page ad bills. SCAM

#116
james Says:
On June 11th, 2010 at 8:40 PM

How in the heck can the State of Florida not put a stop to an obvious scam but will go after a speeding ticket tooth and toenail. Thanks Gov. Chris……….for nothing.

#117
Michele Says:
On June 13th, 2010 at 8:37 PM

I also received the letter with the following return address:
Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Thought is might be a scam,since I had not received one for my other corporation, so googled the name and address and your website showed up. Thank you for saving $125.

#118
James L Says:
On June 14th, 2010 at 9:12 AM

My wife nearly paid this this morning. It just didn’t feel right. I kept looking at the statement on the envelope that said in bold print THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT. I had this gut feeling that it had to be a scam. Thank you for your post. I hope it helps more unsuspecting business owners. The sad part is there are probably many that didn’t question it. Any way we can keep some of the money that we make is a blessing. Thanks again.

#119
kevin graf Says:
On June 14th, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Thanks to whomever? Just noticed I had only two days left so I went to call with no phone number on this form I decided to find out through the inter-net that Al Gore made for me.
Oh well thank goodness for looking this one up. So the tip of my hat to whomever needs that Bravo-Zulu.

#120
tito Says:
On June 16th, 2010 at 7:29 PM

My husband sent the payment for his corporation, however, when I got the letter for my S corp, I read all the fine letters and called Tallahassee; that is when they told me it was a scam and not to send the payment. Is there any way to catch them and recover the money my husband paid?

#121
Debra Rhodes Says:
On June 21st, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Thanks to this blog and the Fl. phone # @ Consumer Affairs that was posted earlier I too found this to be a scam! I thought it was strange after 8 yrs. in the business I get this letter asking about the annual minutes and asking for $125. I had already filed @ sunbiz. The lady @ FL. Consumer Affairs said to the seal the letter and write Att: MAIL FRAUD and put in the mail box. Maybe they will catch them this way!! The phone # to call is: 850-488-2221. I had my check book in hand also!! Sorry Tito.. I am afraid your husband is out whatever money he sent.

#122
BEATRIZ GONZALEZ Says:
On June 22nd, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I almost sent the payment but I got curious when in sunbiz there was no form for minutes requirements and the adress
400 Capital Cir SE was not registered as a valid adress for Tallahassee, Fl 32301.

#123
Angela Millar Says:
On July 22nd, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Thank you for the post. I had never had to do this before so I tried to call, and of course no number. Then I went on Sunbiz’s website, and didn’t see anything about Compliance Services. So then I did what everyone does and googled it. Then I came across this page. Thanks to all who posted info. I am going to send this letter back, not with a check, but with a big “F You”.

Thanks,

#124
Grant w. Says:
On August 7th, 2010 at 8:46 PM

We got this notice in the mail for our S-corp, we were worried about the notice because we knew we had to file annual minutes but was suspicious of the P.O. Box of this none governmental entity. Thanks to this post we can delightfully shred their letter to pieces!

#125
Reyna's Bail Bonds Says:
On September 28th, 2010 at 7:39 AM

I too received this scam, but the P.O.Box and monetary requirement made me suspicious, therefore I contacted the State to question the validity of
the correspondece received.

#126
Laura Says:
On November 10th, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I just got one of these letter in the mail today They wanted $120 and it came from 125 Wolf Road, Ste#306, Albany, NY 12205

#127
Jean Says:
On December 7th, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I received one of these also. I noticed the mail was not from the state government. It asked me to send $125 check to Compliance Services, 71 Commercial St., P.O. box 241, in Boston.

#128
Scott Says:
On December 14th, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Yep, rec’d one as well for Massachusetts. Wrote “Nice Try – FAIL!” & mailed it back to them with no return address, no postage. Here’s hoping that they receive it as postage due & pay it!

#129
Georgina Thruston Says:
On December 19th, 2010 at 10:16 AM

First-class article indeed. Friend on mine has been searching for this info.

#130
Lisa Lombardy Says:
On December 21st, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Just received the same letter as well. I did the same as Scott did. I mailed it back with no postage or return address.

#131
Tammy Says:
On January 14th, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Just received ANOTHER letter from these scamsters today for my restructured corporation after falling for the scam last year. Won’t happen again!! I only do business with Dept. of State or Sunbiz.org. Same address they used last year. What arrogance!!!!

#132
Joe B. Says:
On January 14th, 2011 at 7:03 PM

1-14-2011
I just got the scam letter with this slight change in the address. Sneaky SOBs, aren’t they!

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

#133
Dana Says:
On January 18th, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Does anyone actually have a phone number for them? They TRIED to scam us as well…. saying we needed labor law posters and mailed it to us with a $50 invoice.

#134
stellar Says:
On January 18th, 2011 at 6:26 PM

why the goverment or police dept involve this and catch this scam

#135
Pharma and Services Corp Says:
On January 19th, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Thank a lot for your tip

#136
Crissy Says:
On January 19th, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I just received this letter today 1/19/11 and working 10 yrs at the same organization I figured something was wrong because I had never seen this bill before, so I google the info & I’m glad I did. The new address this is coming from is Compliance Services P.O. Box 1265 Studio City, Ca. 91614

#137
Bradley T Nielson Says:
On January 20th, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I just received a notice from Compliance Services for the State of California. I filled it out and was just about ready to send it in. Thanks for saving me $125!!

#138
Rebecca Says:
On January 20th, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I received one today with an address of 400 Capital Cir SE, Po Box 18321 Tallahassee, FL 32301.
I am so glad that one of my employee’s said to google this before I sent this with payment because I have never had to do this in over 20yrs of business.

#139
tim Says:
On January 20th, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Today, 1/20/11, I received “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors And Shareholders” & “Instructions For Competing The Annual Minutes Requirement Statement (CS Form MIN-CA11)” and they are asking us to fill out the form and send to COMPLIANCE SERVICES P.O. BOX 1265, STUDIO CITY, CA 91614-0265.
Sigh. So many people think how to take advantage of others in this country.

#140
Jose L Erice Says:
On January 24th, 2011 at 10:12 AM

A few days ago received a letter from you with a form, please understand that it is the letter I’m paying my annual fee that corresponds Sunbiz. where I did my corporation.
Please compiance services is and because I have to pay 125 dollars.
I hope your cooperation.

#141
Catherine Says:
On January 24th, 2011 at 11:47 AM

unbelievable!!! I just sent a check to them (their MA office) in Dec. 2010 and they returned the check to us in mid Jan. 2011. I have received another form from their CA office today. Luckily I googled it today to find out it’s a scam. Thanks for the info.! =)

#142
Lisa Says:
On January 25th, 2011 at 9:44 AM

I received one just this month (January 2011). As a corporate attorney, I quickly realized it was not a legitmate mailing. I did report it to the Florida Attorney General. It is hard to believe that in 2006 the AG settled its case against three companies engaged in this practice whereby the companies agreed to stop the deceptive practice and yet they continue the practice and are still in business. So much for enforcement.

#143
Van Says:
On January 25th, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Just received letter with the Studio City, California. Trying to contract a live person in the state of California, forget it, budget short falls. Keep this site open, I will not pay this 125.00 fee.

#144
Dilcia Says:
On January 25th, 2011 at 2:07 PM

I received a letter from COMPLIANCE SERVICES 400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 18321 Tallahassee, FL 32301. I am glad I called my accountant first before sending them any money.

#145
Julee Says:
On January 26th, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I got this scam in Florida from Compliance Services, Tallahassee, FL. I read through it and it said I could fill it out or a services company could. Glad I looked on line. The cost has now risen to $150.

#146
Pam Says:
On January 26th, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Got two in Florida today 1-26-2011

#147
Linda Says:
On January 27th, 2011 at 1:10 PM

We got the letter as well, Here is the address:

California
P.O. Box 1265
Studio City, CA 91614-0265

They also have the e-mail address: corpcompliance@corpsrvc.com

#148
Ross Says:
On January 27th, 2011 at 2:54 PM

How did they get my Corporation number and incorporation date?

#149
On January 27th, 2011 at 2:55 PM

@Ross: Sadly in this case, those are public record.

#150
Cathy Says:
On January 28th, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Just received one in NYS. Price? $120!
In small print …participation in this service offered is voluntary and elective.

#151
Polixeni Says:
On January 30th, 2011 at 8:47 AM

I just received this doc too. I thought it was sunbiz.org. Wow, was i wrong! thanks for Posting this! That was a huge help!

#152
suns up products,inc. Says:
On January 31st, 2011 at 3:47 PM

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 CAPITAL CIR SE
POSTAL MAIL BOX 18321
TALLAHASSE,FL 32301

#153
Jim Says:
On February 1st, 2011 at 5:07 PM

It’s 2011 and they’re still sending out the same letter. Thanks to the Internet and Eddy Luten I avoided making a BIG mistake.

#154
Luke K Says:
On February 3rd, 2011 at 3:07 PM

just got the letter in the mail last week. started filling it out and almost paid it but figured I’d do a google to see if this was a scam.

I’m in Los Angeles and the return address is Studio City PO box 1265

#155
Nance Says:
On February 7th, 2011 at 10:01 AM

This scam is still going on! My boss asked me to check out this letter she got asking for $125 for annual meeting minutes and today is Feb 7, 2011! How come these people are not arrested or stopped?!

#156
SAH Says:
On February 7th, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Just received this notice today (2/7/11). I just printed my check and thankfully, I was looking on the web because I was a little suspicious. Thank you for posting it. Whew.

#157
Amanda Says:
On February 7th, 2011 at 4:41 PM

We received it too today ( 2/7/11). happy to have read this post. Looked fishy.

Address they wanted me to mail it too: 400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

#158
Cat Says:
On February 7th, 2011 at 5:20 PM

They are at it again. My Florida business just received the same thing, and it is now 2011!! My office building neighbor also received it.
Thanks for posting the info.

#159
Florian Limited Says:
On February 8th, 2011 at 8:03 AM

They got me last year! I just recieved a letter wanting thier $125.00 w/ my infromation on it how do I get it off or cancel it?

#160
On February 8th, 2011 at 9:32 AM

@Florian: you don’t get off or cancel it, that’s the whole problem — it’s unsolicited. Just toss it out in the trash once you get it, that’s all you can do right now.

#161
jullie Says:
On February 8th, 2011 at 11:01 AM

I just received the same document Annual Minutes REquirement State Directors and Shareholders, and looks quite official.

#162
Dave Carrera Says:
On February 8th, 2011 at 12:06 PM

I got this letter January 15, 2011 I was just about to submit the the document along with the check today until I saw this website. Thank you for the heads up. It would seem that this company has been operating for a while and I’m surprised they’re still in business.

#163
Karen Says:
On February 8th, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Got one of these today. It does look all official and whatnot. I’m glad I did a search on it first. Thank you for the information. Good job.

#164
Jen H. Says:
On February 8th, 2011 at 3:36 PM

I believe there is a Texas address as well. I have received these a few years in a row now. The first time I paid it and it was returned by the USPS stating that it was fraud. I received 2 more today and now I know to not pay them. It’s a shame they can still send these out and get unsuspecting people to pay them.

#165
James Logan Howlett Says:
On February 9th, 2011 at 1:02 PM

(Annual Report) Scam

Sucka who tried to play me:

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

$125.00

Not my paper bub!

My corporation has paid all fees due to the State of Florida Department of State through December 31, 2011. The most recent annual report was filed on January 6, 2011, and its status is active.

Fool tried to diss me, now you’re gonna wish you were dead.

Oh no you didn’t!

Better watch your back bub, keep runnin’

This ain’t just a game, I never stop commin’

I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn’t very nice.

*SNIKT*

#166
James Logan Howlett Says:
On February 9th, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Report to the Florida Attorney General.
Phone: (866) 966-7226
Fax: (850) 410-1630

#167
On February 9th, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Thanks for the comment, Wolverine.

#168
Ellie Says:
On February 9th, 2011 at 4:06 PM

The more I looked at this form, a little bell started ringing…especially after the address:400 Capital Cir SE
Tallahassee, Fl 32301
had a PO Box. Then I googled and so glad I did
Sure looked authenic! Gave myself a pat on the back

#169
KC Says:
On February 10th, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Just got ours last night in the mail. Thank you for your web page. I new it was a scam right away but my younger sibling still requested to make sure this wasn’t “something” important.

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE,
Post Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Thanks again,
KC

#170
K K Says:
On February 11th, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Thank you!
I was about to close the envelop with a check of 125$..

We should find some clue to prevent these for all..

Thank you, again..

#171
Absolute Appeal Says:
On February 12th, 2011 at 8:59 PM

thanks for the posting friend I just got this letter jan 19, 2011 and i was about to pay this till I saw this site. I’d love to meet the person responsible for this scam…

#172
Steve & Joyce Houghton Says:
On February 12th, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Cant believe these people are still doing this. I received the Compliance Services from the 400 Capital Cir SE in Tally.
If I had not asked my tax man I would have sent in the $125.

#173
willard nipper Says:
On February 13th, 2011 at 9:07 AM

I received mail with address 400capital cir se box 18321 tallahassee fla 32301 on 2/12/11 if this is a big scam were is the state at on this it was luck i googled it

#174
nina Says:
On February 14th, 2011 at 12:49 PM

We received this today and the return address is still Studio city and to Compliance Services. 2/14/11

#175
Sarah R Says:
On February 15th, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I received this letter too and it requested $125 fee to be paid by February 16, 2011.
It says the form number is CS Form MIN-FL011.
My question is where are they getting our information?

#176
Edie Williams Says:
On February 15th, 2011 at 2:09 PM

How can we close these scammers down! I’ve complained with the State and I just got another letter after over a year since the last one. Such a scam and I almost fall for it everytime.

#177
Paul Says:
On February 16th, 2011 at 6:25 PM

In Florida, received notice a notice January 3, 2011 stating that I had to reply by January 31, 2011. The return address:

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

#178
Information Factory Says:
On February 17th, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Just received one 2/17/11, slight variation on the return address:
Florida
400 Capital Cir SE
POSTAL MAIL BOX 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

#179
Paul M Says:
On February 17th, 2011 at 12:53 PM

(Also Scam)
Corporate Compliance Center
2740 Fulton Ave, CA 95821-5183
as well as

Compliance Services
P.O. Box 1265
Studio City, CA 91614-0265

just got them on 2-15-2011

#180
Velma Says:
On February 17th, 2011 at 5:39 PM

What was the Suite number, has now been changed to POSTAL MAIL BOX 18321….So the scammer now bears this face:

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 CAPITAL CIR SE
POSTAL MAIL BOX 18321
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301

#181
On February 17th, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Thanks for the update, Velma!

#182
Kathy S. Says:
On February 17th, 2011 at 8:31 PM

I just received this letter today. Looks like an official letter from a FL agency. The kicker was it states in bold print “This product has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency & this offer is not being made by an agency of the government.” That obviously said it all & I realized it was definitely a scam. Anyone who receives this letter & sends a check hasn’t read the disclosure or googled this bogus company.

#183
Pam Says:
On February 18th, 2011 at 3:17 PM

I received the same Tallahassee address as you and had the wherewithal to look it up online before filling out the form. Thank you so much for your blog about the scam. We have 4 corps and that would have been a needless expense that most of us cannot afford in this economy.

#184
Robert K. Thompson Says:
On February 18th, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Just received this letter today 2/18/2011 at 2:22pm. Looks very official, however read the fine print, I decided to research the company and thats right, no such company. THIS IS A SCAM!!!!

#185
April Says:
On February 18th, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I am also a Florida S Corp. I too, was wondering why I have never had to file this document before. I wondered why there was only an email address for contact information as well as not having the option to fill the form out electronically. I searched online for an electronic version and that is when I found out from numerous websites that this was a scam. Thanks for all the comments especially Ted,(#94) on how to identify advertisement mail.

#186
Stephen Says:
On February 18th, 2011 at 5:29 PM

I just got scammed, this is the address I got.

Compliance Services, P.O. Box 1265, Studio City, California 91614-0265.

The FBI or someone really needs to be on this, I nearly paid it.

#187
Bob Van Reed Says:
On February 21st, 2011 at 11:45 AM

I received the same Tallahassee address as you.Thank you so much for your blog about the scam.It would seem that this company has been operating for a while and I’m surprised they’re still in business. Can FBI or other Florida Agency take care of that? We need reprt them to State Attorney.

#188
Mr lets throw them in jail Says:
On February 21st, 2011 at 8:22 PM

why exactly cant law enforcement send a chk and catch them at the post office! i just got the letter and immediatley swelled with anger. I have been an S-corp for years and never needed this scumbag before!!!

#189
Kathy M. Says:
On February 22nd, 2011 at 10:33 AM

We recieved this recently at our Florida S-Corp and my Office Manager almost fell for it. Luckily, we questioned it and realized it was a scam before sending them $125.
It was sent from Compliance Services at the Tallahassee, FL P.O. Box listed above.

#190
adam pennington Says:
On February 22nd, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Yeah.. I got sent the same scam too.. I could tell it was fake.. I’ve been at this too long.. It just “smelled” foul. Plus, after years of business, I’ve never seen this. I knew it had to be bogus.

#191
B Jensen Says:
On February 23rd, 2011 at 11:44 AM

So glad I found this blog! Thank you. This is a VERY deceptive form and I almost filled it out and mailed it in thinking this is where I needed to file my Corporate minutes.

#192
Ace Says:
On February 28th, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I received this letter in January 2011. How can it still be going on for 2 years? No one can prosecute this obvious fraud? Thank goodness I’m a procrastinator!

#193
Ace Says:
On February 28th, 2011 at 6:59 PM

I am going to put the forms in the envelope blank and send it back. If everyone does that they will spend hours opening envelopes for nothing.

#194
Joe Says:
On March 2nd, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Just received a nice package from them today from the same Tallahassee address. How nice.

#195
Lisa Says:
On March 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Thank you so much for this! I just received this letter dated to reply by March 9, 2011. Fortunately, I read every word and became suspicious when I read the words “has not been approved or endorsed…” and then said they wanted money. After Googling “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement”, I got your post and all the comments. Just wanted to comment and say that the return address on this one is the same as the Florida one above (400 Capital Cir SE).

#196
Reagan Says:
On March 3rd, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Here we go again
only $125.00 by check,brfore 3/23/2011
400 Capital Cir. SEPMB 18321.Tallahassee.,Fl.32301
Can anyone say if this has been sent to the FBI or other
Law enforcement agencies ,What about the Printed Press????

#197
On March 3rd, 2011 at 2:35 PM

I am not a lawyer, but I think that when it comes to legalities, there’s not much that we can do.

Yes, it is a scam, but it’s also a “legitimate” business in the sense that they state that they are not a government agency and provide the service of filing your annual documents for you. You could sue them, however, if they never file the report for some kind of breach of services or something (which they probably don’t), but that would require you to pay the fee and lawyer up. I know I have better things to waste my time and money on than that.

#198
SEO Does Matter, Inc. Says:
On March 4th, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Great job! Thanks for posting this webpage about this scam. Keep up the good work.

#199
Sue Tindall Says:
On March 7th, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Isnt there something that can be done to stop this? Is it illegal to dupe people and arent scams just that, scams and not legal? I received one this weekend and knew there was no such requirement so I checked into it. Simply googling allowed me to verify it as a scam right away.

#200
Jaxie Says:
On March 7th, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Great job! Thanks for posting this webpage about this scam.
The forms can not be cheap to print along with the return envelope.
I want to return the stuff to them but I don’t want to spend the postage, I want it to cost them. So I am going to fold a paper with a note “BACK AT YA” and stick it in the return envelope with no return address and hopefully the post office will charge them for it before they deliver. Maybe if enough of us do that it will not be such a profitable venture for them and they will stop.

#201
Paul Says:
On March 7th, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Thanks so much for your comments and information! I just got one in this January (2011) in California from the same Studio City address. I hope this scam gets nailed and thanks for helping to protect folks from this!

#202
IGotSuckered Says:
On March 11th, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Welp, they got my $125. I know better for next year :-\

Mine used the Studio City address in California.

#203
Steve - South Florida Says:
On March 14th, 2011 at 9:04 AM

I received the form from Compliance Services on March 12, 2011. Obviously, as an accountant, I was amused by the apparent attempt to defraud. I cannot believe that the Florida Department of State and US Postal Inspectors cannot shut down this operation.

#204
Harold Frankel Says:
On March 14th, 2011 at 3:12 PM

When are the FEDS getting involved???

THIS IS mail fraud at its best!!

The scammers should go to prison for life!!

#205
Sue Turner Says:
On March 14th, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Thank you for the posting. Our address scam was for Studio City, Ca.

#206
sue Says:
On March 14th, 2011 at 8:21 PM

I have just received this request for payment, thank you for this website i would have sent the info and money!!! i am in florida and it has the same address in tallahassee.

#207
H.E. Says:
On March 15th, 2011 at 5:37 PM

After two years. Still going. Amazing!

Just got one today with the Tallahassee address, again as some others have posted, the Suite now reads:

POSTAL MAIL BOX 18321

Also, as a sidenote, apparently we have a new scam. According to the State of Florida’s website, http://www.sunbiz.org, Arvitas, LLC is sending out emails offering to file corporate annual reports at inflated prices.

Business owners BEWARE!!

#208
ida Says:
On March 16th, 2011 at 11:38 AM

thanks to this post i will not pay this. I receaved exactly the same paper with the same address that states in this post. theres not even a phone number in the papers to call back thats how i thought of checking for this form online. thanks

#209
Dail Lazzeri Says:
On March 17th, 2011 at 4:05 PM

I received this letter in the mail today, 3/17/11….I can’t believe somehow these people are getting away with this. Can it not be stopped?? Thanks for this post Eddy.

#210
Patchmasters Says:
On March 18th, 2011 at 8:03 AM

Unfortunately I was just about to send them yet ANOTHER check this year until I found your website…Thanks a lot for saving me $125.00

#211
Debra Says:
On March 18th, 2011 at 9:20 AM

In the last two weeks we have received two of these requests – I thought it might be a scam – thanks for the heads up on your blog!

#212
Sharon Says:
On March 21st, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I have filed a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General. The response was that their office did reach agreement with Compliance Services for past solicitations and refunds have been made. However, according to the Attorney General, since there is language buried in the solicitation that this is not a government approved or endorsed product and that the product is not a governmental document, and the solicitation refers to the correct Florida Statutes, Compliance Services is doing nothing wrong. So in my opinion, Compliance Services can continue to rip people off with the government’s blessing

#213
Andrew Marshall Says:
On March 21st, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Thanks for the warning; I just recieved a letter from;
“COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301″
and the letter ended in the garbage container.

#214
James Says:
On March 22nd, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Just got one as well from:

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Scam is still going strong. I’m gonna go over to the PO Box and wait there till someone comes and picks up the mail… lol

#215
PETRICA Says:
On March 23rd, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Yes, today is March the 23rd of 2011 and I received a letter from Compliance Services to pay $124 for Annual Minutes.
Thanks a lot for your help by posting this scam.

#216
Jessy Says:
On March 23rd, 2011 at 2:16 PM

You have no idea how helpful your post was. I just received this letter last friday claiming that I have to file the same report that you mentioned along with the $125 to the florida address that you have posted. Our manager would not have been a happy camper if we fell for the scam. A metric-ton of thanks for posting this in an effort to warn others like me.

#217
Ximena A Says:
On March 24th, 2011 at 10:54 AM

I just received the same letter as you posted. (Florida)
Thank you for your post!!!

#218
Binary Help Says:
On March 25th, 2011 at 11:18 AM

I just received this scam. It looks very official. My only tip-off was that I never had to pay this before.

#219
Cathy Says:
On March 29th, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I just received a letter from Compliance Service for the annual $125. I did pay it last year, but decided to ask our tax person first, low and behold it is a scam. Does anyone know who to contact in California?

#220
F Dorado Says:
On March 30th, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I’m in Florida and I just got one (March 28th, 2011 which coincides with my corporate anniversary in April) . I will toss it

#221
Henry Avellaneda Says:
On March 31st, 2011 at 8:25 AM

I received this scam letter too but I smelled a fish. Furthermore, there are no disclaimers about thme not been an official government agency and there is no phone no. were you can call. These guys continued to scam people. I am glad I am not one of them.

#222
Lenize Mohor Says:
On March 31st, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I recently received one (Orlando March 2011) with the Tallahassee address. I am glad that I read the final printing. This blog was also extremely helpful. Thank you very much.

#223
Mike Eiland (Eiland Air) Says:
On April 1st, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Unfortunately with all the hoops that the state makes you go though with incorporation and licenses it did not surprise me when I got this letter the other day. I did not see the disclaimer on it ut had a sneaky feeling non the less. Thank you so much for your posting and the info it contains!!
Mike Eiland

#224
Bill Martin Says:
On April 1st, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Received the SCAM letter and form with my correct corp. name, number and incorporation date, making it look authentic. Being skeptical and not prone to send $125. checks to all who request, I did some investigations and found your information. Thanks and let me help skin the perpetrators.

Bill Martin

#225
jolie Says:
On April 5th, 2011 at 1:20 AM

I just received this letter and something tells me to google it. I am shock. I surely don’t have money to throw away. thanks.

#226
jolie Says:
On April 5th, 2011 at 1:26 AM

my address is the same 400 capital cir SE I am in Fort Lauderdale.

#227
Sara Says:
On April 6th, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I just received this today as well. Send back envelop to the CA Studio City address. Thanks to this site I am now aware of this scam!

#228
David Berent Says:
On April 7th, 2011 at 3:29 PM

My wife’s business just received one of these letters with the Florida return address on it yesterday. Smoked it out as a scam right away.

400 Capital Circ.SE
PO Box 18321
Talahassee, FL
32301

David Berent

#229
arny Says:
On April 7th, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Thanks for the posts. I had filled out and was ready to go forward and thought something was strange, a simple search and your posting saved me. Thanks.

#230
Ellen Says:
On April 7th, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I just received a letter from Compliance Services and was about to fill it in and return it with a check…then something started to ring a warning bell in my head. thanks to everyone who wrote in and published on line. You all saved me releasing private info and spending money needlessly.

#231
Kelly & Ron Says:
On April 10th, 2011 at 10:17 PM

We own a S-Corp in South Florida and we received one of these letters with the Tallahassee address with a reply date of April 13th. I knew something wasn’t right since they did not have any contact info and the fine print in ALL CAPS further perplexed us. Luckily we found this blog and they will NOT be receiving our hard earned $125. Thanks for the info!!

#232
Isabel Says:
On April 12th, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I recieved the request for annual minutes from Compliance Services for one of my three corporations, I actually completed the form and then suspicion struck , I Googled and found about the scam. Why haven’t these guys been stooped?
Copmplance Services
400 Capital Cir SE
PO BOX 18321
Tallahasse FL 32301

#233
Cheree Says:
On April 13th, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Just received this very official looking scam with an envelope addressed to the Studio City site.

#234
Osmond Douglas Says:
On April 14th, 2011 at 2:59 AM

I was scamed, I did’nt know that I did’nt need to file annual meeting and I send in a $125.00 to Compliance service . I am trying to get this mony back from them.

#235
Dennis Says:
On April 14th, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Yes, we just received this letter also, on 4-13-2011. It is from the Studio City address. Thank you for setting up this website to expose this scam.

#236
Gloria Says:
On April 15th, 2011 at 3:20 AM

I received the letter not too long ago and just yesterday I found out it was a scam.
Please help me, who do I call or complain to??
Is there any hope of getting my money back???
help me!!!

#237
Bettylou Says:
On April 15th, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I received one of these notices a few days ago (April 15, 2011 post). It is from the 400 Capital Cir, SE address from Tallahassee.
How can we stop these?

#238
Lisa's Accounting Svcs. Says:
On April 18th, 2011 at 9:56 AM

One of my clients received one of these compliance forms in the end of March (just in time for the Income tax crunch). I remembered a posting about a scam, so I suggested to them to send it to me so I could research it. Well here it is, April 18th, lots of time on my hands (finally), and I locate this web site. Thank you for confirming my doubts, and saving my client $125…from the 400 Cap. Cir.SE Tallahassee, FL. What really gets me is that it came in a green envelope…why can’t the postal service employees tag it and track the origin?

#239
Efrain Says:
On April 18th, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Thank you, I just received one this weekend. Glad I researched it!
Efrain

#240
GP Man Says:
On April 18th, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Just received this and read the fine print. There’s also a disclaimer on the lime green envelope the letter claim in stating it is NOT a Government Document.

Return addy is:

Compliance Services
400 Capitol Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee FL 32301

Sounds like the scam is alive and well in 2011.

#241
Kyra Says:
On April 19th, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Thanks goodness for the internet. I just got this letter and thought it was legit. Glad to know it is a scam. Here is the address my letter came from:
Compliance Services
400 Capital cir se
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, fl 32301

#242
Leigh Says:
On April 20th, 2011 at 3:36 PM

They are still doing this, I just got one (with the same address noted in the comments previously) in April of 2011! I am going to let the Florida Attorney General’s office know about this scam. Thanks for the warnings, I looked up the office because I thought it might be a scam.

#243
Barbara Says:
On April 21st, 2011 at 1:23 AM

Thanks so much! I just got this yesterdayand thought well we have had the business for 10 years and never had to do this by hard copy…so thought I would try to pay it online and found your notice! Wow what a good scam…I almost paid!

#244
Mark Says:
On April 21st, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Wow. So glad I did a google search on this form. I was about to write a check and send to the Studio City address…

#245
Tony Says:
On April 22nd, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I looked the Tallahassee address up on Google Maps. The only thing that might be a cover was a UPS store. I called that store and the person that answered the phone said, “They have mail boxes, but the box numbers didn’t go that high.” I wonder if this is one of Rick Scott’s new scams?

#246
Carlene Grubman Says:
On April 22nd, 2011 at 3:20 PM

OMG!!!I just got this letter with so much information about my business. It is scary!!!

#247
Peretz Says:
On April 22nd, 2011 at 5:50 PM

just received a letter today 4/22/11 does look official glad I checked it out prior to sending for payment

#248
Vision Center Says:
On April 22nd, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Thank you for your posts. I just received this today but when I saw the green envelope said “This is not a government document” but then also had IMPORTANT written on it, I was troubled by what it was about. I pay an accountant to take care of all my minutes and accounting and figured something just wasn’t right. So I opened it and saw they wanted information about my business, shares, etc and then wanted me to submit a check by May 11th, so it bothered me enough to look it up online and contact the accounting firm I use to ask them about it. Now I know what it’s about and would be glad to do anything to report these guys but I don’t even know who to report it to so that Florida can hopefully take action like NC did.

#249
Vision Center Says:
On April 22nd, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I wish someone would email them with some sort of virus to teach them about scamming others. Unfortunately I know nothing about those :(

#250
Dahlke Carpentry Co Says:
On April 25th, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Recieved same thing you all did once again in my mail box . Please please read the letter is says :
This product has not been approved or endorsed by any goverment agency and this (offer ) key word there, is not being made by an agencyof the goverment!! Do not send them any information.
Thanks hope all are doing well in these hard times. Every $125 you keep in your pocket helps.

#251
Laura Mikkelson Says:
On April 26th, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I just wanted to let you know that one of my Clearwater, Fl clients (I am an accountant) received one of the letters today. I am so happy that I have my clients trained to have me look at all forms before filling them out. I offer this service free of charge in order to protect them from these scammers.
Has anyone looked into filing a class action lawsuit in the State of Florida?
This is the first time I have ran across this and I have been in the accounting field in Florida for 22 years!!
I am also forwarding my story to all of the tv stations in the Tampa area in hopes of getting one of them to pick the story up and get the awareness out there.

#252
Lynne Says:
On April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 PM

I got a notice from Compliance Services with the Tallahassee address in April, 2011, so it’s still going on folks!

#253
Antonieta Pozo Says:
On April 29th, 2011 at 4:49 PM

If it is a scam why don’t the Government do something to proctec us businesses against people like this.

#254
A Nasser Says:
On May 1st, 2011 at 3:42 PM

4/6/2011. We also received this letter (from the Capital Cir SE Tallahassee address). Thanks goodness I did this Internet search before paying. It does look official.

#255
Margarete @ SEAVIEW Says:
On May 2nd, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Received the very suspicious letter from Compliance Services, (Tallahassee), today. While trying to decide who to call to question it, I came across your info. Very helpful and not surprising. WE really need to remain alert and question everything.

#256
Abby Says:
On May 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Just received one in todays mail – we are in Florida. Thank you for this blog!

#257
Simon Ramirez Says:
On May 3rd, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Eddy, I received Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders Florida Corporation form from these scammers in March 2011. I did not fill it out, of course, but the form surely does look authentic until you read their non-endorsement statement clearly written in capital letters.
The reason I found your link is because I’ve decided to do my annual minutes electronically, and I was looking for a MS Word document that will provide me with a template.
Good luck in getting rid of these scammers. One reason they exist is because the USPS provides them and legitimate businesses with very cheap mail service. In fact, this is one reason why the USPS is broke. They need to get rid of this cheapie mail service and charge what it really costs to send mail. And when I say this, I mean without government subsidy!

#258
CHARLES FAULK Says:
On May 5th, 2011 at 3:32 PM

RECEIVED,WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE PART OF THIS SCAM TODAY 5/5/11. THEY ARE ASKING FOR MINUTES AND OFFICERS.THE ADDRESS IS
COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 CAPITAL CIR.SE
PO 18321 TALLAHASSEE,FL 32301

#259
c parks Says:
On May 5th, 2011 at 10:25 PM

received a letter requiring money for minutes $125.00
this is in Florida

#260
Maria Says:
On May 9th, 2011 at 3:31 PM

5/9/2011 I recently received a letter very similar to the ones described above. The letter looks very official and is requesting information and $125.00. Obviously the scam continues. This site was helpful in saving me money.

#261
Patricia Says:
On May 10th, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Recieved this letter also glad someone is informing everyone that it is bogus!!! Strange thing about this there is n0 Phone number for any one to call! Thanks agin for information saved me $125.00
God bless

#262
Gail Keller Says:
On May 10th, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Almost got me! Received from the Florida address.
Thanks for the heads-up, how the hell are they getting away with this scam

#263
Medical Office Says:
On May 10th, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Just received this today (May 10, 2011) in the mail. Thought right away it was from the State of Florida but after reading the fine print realized it was a scam.

#264
E-News Periodical, Inc. Says:
On May 10th, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Wow! I just got the letter from COMPLIANCE SERVICES 400 Capital Cir SE, Ste 18321 Tallahassee, FL 32301. Thank you so much for providing this forum for us. Sure enough, I went to Sunbiz.org and all the info, exactly as the scam letter states is in the Consumer Alert. Thanks again!

#265
SouthFlorida Says:
On May 10th, 2011 at 11:44 PM

I sent the paper work back today and made up all the info . It was fun . Of course I removed my info portion of the scam letter . Hey Selwyn go F yourself. Maybe he should run for president !!!!

#266
Cathy Hall Says:
On May 11th, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Yep! just received two of these in the mail. One for each of our company’s. Good Golly people can be such liars and scammer’s.
This is the second time we have received them in the last few years. It’s hard to believe that they are still out there and pulling this on people. 5/11/2011

#267
KarenG Says:
On May 12th, 2011 at 3:28 PM

I just received the same type of letter. Who do I report this to? The Post Office if this is mail fraud?

#268
judy Says:
On May 14th, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Just got one in May 2011; still going around. Thanks for posting!

#269
Mike Says:
On May 16th, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Thank you for your information, it looks for reall. I almost paid it till
I looked them up on the internet and I red your comments.
Thanks again
Mike.
P. S. I wonder why the State does not close them down?

#270
Rebecca Wells Says:
On May 16th, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Thank you!!!!

#271
Jane Thompson Says:
On May 18th, 2011 at 5:11 PM

I received this letter that stated it was due April 11, in a panic i went to register online today (thank goodness I never do anything snail mail anymore) and after remembering seeing a notice about this scam and thinking something looked suspicious, I googled it. Sure enough It IS a bogus scam!!! Thank you for having the info about the scam readily googleable.

#272
Justin Says:
On May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 PM

more the same. it’s may of 2011 and the same letter continues to be sent. why doesn’t the state of FL take action against fraudster?

#273
georgette Says:
On May 20th, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Thank you a lot, I was about to write a check for my 2 business, you just saved me $250.00 in this economy I can give those $250.00 a good use.Thanks!!!

#274
Robin Says:
On May 26th, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Today is 5/26/11. I just received the Annual Minutes Statement today. I live in NC. These are still going out.

Compliance Services
2820 Selwyn Ave
PO Box 847
Charlotte, NC 28209

#275
James Says:
On May 26th, 2011 at 8:38 PM

I can’t believe they are allowed to stay in business.

#276
Owner Says:
On June 1st, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I just received another of these dated 5/18/2011 in NC to the same Charlotte address as Robin. FWIW, I filed a complaint at http://www.ncdoj.gov/Consumer/2-2-12-File-a-Complaint.aspx and others in NC might consider doing so also. The letter I received had no mention that it was solicitation, even in the fine print. Hope NC will shut these guys down. Thanks for setting up this page so that it’s easy for us to determine it’s a scam!

#277
d. s. Says:
On June 2nd, 2011 at 2:34 AM

I received the annual minutes statement form today (6/01/11) and the return address read as follows:

Compliance Services
2820 Selwyn Ave.
PO Box 847
Charlotte, NC 28209

It also tried to solicit $125 from me. My business has been closed for 2 years.

#278
Bianca Says:
On June 2nd, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Compliance Services
2820 Selwyn Ave
Postal Mail Box 847
Charlotte, NC 28209

#279
Richard Willis Says:
On June 2nd, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Received letter on 06/01/11 from Compliance Services, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28209. Apparently still in business despite NC and “Sylwyn Monarch.” settlement. What an amazing scam.

#280
S. McCurdy Says:
On June 2nd, 2011 at 8:28 PM

After handling minutes a corporation we had for many years, I knew this had to be a scam, since minutes are not filed with the state and only remain in the minutes books as required. After pulling up the name on Google, I was amazed at the number of entries. I just talked to a nephew visiting from Florida and he has received several of these in the past as well. He also recongnized the scam right away……

#281
Liz Smith Says:
On June 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 PM

I read your post above that NC businesses should not be receiving these scams. We JUST received a letter (June 1, 2011) with the form and the $125 payment due. I had to read it very carefully before I realized it was a scam. The return address was in Charlotte, NC. From Compliance Services, a Division of Corporate Services inc. Address 2820 Selwyn Avenue, Postal Mail Box 847, Charlotte, NC 28209. Scary how real it looked and how the commercial services stuff was buried in the middle of some very small text.

#282
John Wilkinson Says:
On June 2nd, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Compliance Services
2820 Selwyn Ave.
Postal Mail Box 847
Charlotte, NC 28209
Date: 6/2/2011

#283
Deana Says:
On June 3rd, 2011 at 4:48 PM

The one I recieved was also Compliance Services
The address is
2820 Selwyn Ave.
Postal Mail Box 847
Charlotte, NC 28209

#284
David Hudson Hickory NC Says:
On June 5th, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I read your post above that NC businesses should not be receiving these scams. We JUST received a letter (June 1, 2011) with the form and the $125 payment due. I had to read it very carefully before I realized it was a scam. The return address was in Charlotte, NC. From Compliance Services, a Division of Corporate Services inc. Address 2820 Selwyn Avenue, Postal Mail Box 847, Charlotte, NC 28209. Scary how real it looked and how the commercial services stuff was buried in the middle of some very small text.

#285
Garrffyy in NC Says:
On June 8th, 2011 at 8:57 PM

This is a total scam. Do not submit any money to these scumbag scammers.

(Admin: Removed the text you copied since I already link to the page it came from in the blog post.)

#286
uytre Says:
On June 8th, 2011 at 9:40 PM

The Compliance Services in North Carolina is now located at 2820 Selwyn Ave Charlotte, NC. Still a scam, just a new location. Received their latest piece of crap June 2011.

#287
On June 8th, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Thanks uytre and David, I’ve added the address to the post.

#288
D Jones Says:
On June 13th, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Received the letter today, 6/13/2011, from Compliance Service address in Charlotte that you have listed above. So it has not stopped.
Fortunately I knew we were not required to submit our annual minutes in NC. But what about those who don’t know???

#289
Jean Says:
On June 16th, 2011 at 7:24 PM

I get at least one a day and some days as many as twenty, all of them addressed to companies that may have occupied this building at some point in time. To date, they have not gotten the right name of the current occupant. Stupid scammers!!

#290
Kerry Says:
On June 19th, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I not only received this but actually fell for it in CA (from the Studio City address). I have a newly formed corp and thought I was required to submit this statement. What would help tremendously is if the government entities (like CA SOS) would make it clear that there is no requirement to SUBMIT anything, just that the corp has to maintain their own minutes. And to include a warning in their official docs they send in the mail. I never went to the website so never saw the warning.

#291
Donald Dickson Says:
On July 5th, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Our organization rececived a scam letter from the CCC, Sacramento CA (our State Capital) address in May 2011, asking for $150. I do not understand why law enforcement allows these people to continue scaming.

#292
Edit 7 Says:
On July 7th, 2011 at 12:46 AM

(last update July 6h 2011)
Thanks people letting us know these scammers, i just got one scam letter address also different than above, hope this help:

Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd
Postal Mailbox 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

#293
Lucky 7 Says:
On July 8th, 2011 at 3:15 PM

I received it today.
I try to find if this is scam or not.
Be cause it says “”This product has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency and this offer is not being made by an agency of the government.”"
That is just too funny…

Here is the address I received.
COMPLIANCE SERVICE
5692 ZEBULON RD.
POSTAL MAIL BOX 363
MACON, GA 31210-2031

Please update your scam address.

#294
jdog Says:
On July 14th, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Received one from:
5962 Zebulon Rd
PO BOX 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

#295
D Biddle Says:
On July 16th, 2011 at 11:16 AM

New address sent in mailing I received July 15, 2011 is:
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon GA 31210-2031

#296
David Says:
On July 18th, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Hello – I just received today, 7/18/2011, a letter from Compliance Services with the address of:

Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Road
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

Thanks for posting this, I almost fell for it.

David

#297
Troy Says:
On July 19th, 2011 at 7:49 PM

It’s not really a scam. A scam is illegal. These folks are misleading for sure, misrepresenting, yeah sort of but not illegal.

They use some tactics (font and form layout etc) which lead the casual observer to believe they must submit the document and fee to be in compliance, but all they are claiming to do is to prepare the documents for you.

Has anyone sent in the money and NOT received anything back? I mean if they do what they say – and give you the documents – it’s not illegal.

UNETHICAL for sure, but not illegal.

#298
Susan says... Says:
On July 22nd, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Just recieved this SCAM in the mail (July 2011), I live in Atlanta, Ga. The address listed is different from the ones posted above…
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Road
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, Ga. 31210-2031

#299
Raj Says:
On July 24th, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I have also received this scam letter in the mail last week. Same address was given as in the above post.
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Road
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, Ga. 31210-2031

PS: It is a good thing, I found your blog. Tahnk you.

#300
JC Says:
On August 5th, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Here is the additional address: COMPLIANCE SERVICES 5962 Zebulon RD. Postal Mail box 363, Macon, GA 31210-2031. I had already filled out the form and was going to submit it when I realized there was no phone number only an email that was listed for contact. I used Google to look them up and came up with your site. THANK YOU!!!

#301
A.K Says:
On August 23rd, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Thank you for your blog , include this address:

CCC
2740 Fulton Ave Suite 203
Sacramento CA 95821

#302
tryingtomakealiving Says:
On September 6th, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Just got mine in the mail…looked like is was a fraud when you see your name with “auto**5 digit. Then you read it inside on the corp form and it says: THIS PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENT ACENCY AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT. ( Big tip off)

This is I would guess the same firm that sends you stuff in the mail about your Yellow Pages listing….what a scam.

I’m mailing mine back with a surprise “gift” enclosed…what jerks.

Boston Ma.

#303
JMM Says:
On September 8th, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I received this letter today 9/8/11 and the the return address is:

Compliance Services
71 Commercial St.
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

Thanks for the tip.

#304
Jen Says:
On September 9th, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Just received this scam letter on September 9, 2011..

The address used was the same as one listed above

71 Commerical St.
Boston, MA 02109

Glad I found this blog!

#305
Jennifer Says:
On September 11th, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I received the letter dates August 24, 2011
address:

Complicance Services
71 commercial Street
Post Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

thank you for this site – the letter looks like a scam!

#306
Alicia Shea Says:
On September 12th, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Got it in the mail this week … had never seen anything like it before in the history of our company, so I did some Googling and found this site. Address on mine was just slightly different than one reported above:

Compliance Services
71 Commercial St.
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

#307
DaveS ussk Says:
On September 13th, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Thanks so much for your comments and information! jUst got one in Massachustees

had the same address
Compliance Services
71 Commercial St.
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

Compliance Services
71 Commercial St.
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

#308
ben Says:
On September 14th, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Just got mine last night……. I filed my sec. of state annual report 2 days ago paid the 125 so I knew this was a scam. How did they get my corp number I use to sign into the official http://www.sec.state.ma?????? Seems as though they have some inside help……… AS IF we don’t pay enough already………..

#309
Peter C Says:
On September 15th, 2011 at 3:38 AM

Just got one for my S Corp based in Massachusetts

Compliance Services
71 Commercial St.
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

Keep up the good work!

#310
Rudy Says:
On September 16th, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Received three notices (dated 8/31/11) today for three companies we operate. Enough companies must be wasting $125 to keep them in business! Will forward to attorney general.

Compliance Services
71 Commercial St.
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

#311
C laire Says:
On September 16th, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I just received this letter. I’m in MA!! Has the 70 Commercial St, Boston address! Glad I googled it as I just wasn’t sure!

#312
Paul Says:
On September 16th, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I received the letter on September 16th 2011 from the 71 Commercial street Boston MA address.

#313
BH Says:
On September 18th, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I sent the $125 today in cash; it was Monopoly money!

#314
Judi Says:
On September 19th, 2011 at 10:00 AM

My husband just received this extremely official looking letter in the mail and thanks to your web site we realized it was a scam. Something needs to be done about this by the Attorney General’s office–many people must be paying the $125.

#315
Ingrid Says:
On September 19th, 2011 at 2:02 PM

I received this letter today 9/19/11 for two of our three corporations. Any form that does not have an official state or federal seal gets a close look here, and it’s another tip-off that in my 7 years processing forms like these, I’ve never filed this one.

The return address is:

Compliance Services
71 Commercial St.
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109

Thanks for the tip.

#316
Nancy Says:
On September 19th, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Received the letter on 9/19/11 from the 71 Commercial Street Boston, MA address. Glad I googled…thanks for this site!

#317
Norm Says:
On September 19th, 2011 at 6:32 PM

It looks like they are back at Massachusetts again, a bunch of my clients have received these letter within the last week! Sec. of State saysnothing they can do even though they know it is a scam. What a country, our 3 year old children can be pawed at the airport, but no punishment for scammers like this, LOL UNFRIGGENBELIEVABLE!!!!

#318
Teresa Says:
On September 21st, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I received one also. Dated 8/31/2011. Address is 71 Commercial St. Postal Mail Box 241 Boston Ma 02109. I’m so glad I looked it up before I decided to pay it! How can they get away with this type of nonsense?? I am sure they have received many 125.00. I am just glad that mine is not one of them.

#319
MasterCraft Says:
On September 23rd, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Just received my Annual minutes fraudulent mailer, Boston MA.

Yes, I’m with Nancy, thank you for this site!!!!

#320
mary Says:
On September 25th, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I just received this on 9/12/2011, say that have to reply by 9/28/2011, everyboby should be careful. the address is :71 commercial st p o box 241 boston, ma 02109

#321
Gayle Says:
On September 28th, 2011 at 1:56 AM

Received the scam letter recently with a return address of 71 Commercial Street Boston, MA. Yes, this site came to my resucue! Thanks you sooo much ;-)

#322
Ashley Says:
On October 3rd, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Just received one for the Boston 71 Commercial St address!!

#323
Linda Says:
On October 4th, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Yep, just got one here too in MA. Commercial St. address. Luckily I read the small print before I completed!

#324
Alisa Says:
On October 7th, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Just received one for the Boston 71 Commercial St address

#325
Lynda Says:
On October 20th, 2011 at 4:27 PM

received one from corporate compliance center 2740 fulton Ave Ste 203, Sacramento, CA 95821-5183

#326
suggestion Says:
On December 7th, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Send them some junk (not personally identifiable) in the reply envelope. Make sure to send it without a stamp and to not provide a return address. This should cost them money for missing postage

#327
Super Blue Star Taxi Service, Inc. Says:
On December 23rd, 2011 at 6:13 PM

WE FEEL LIKE DUMB TAILS. WE RECIEVED THE MAIL IN JANUARY. AND FINALLY PAID IT ON 12-06. WE SENT THE $125.00 AND THOUGHT WE WERE DONE. NOW SUNBIZ SAYS WE OWE $750.00. CAN ANYONE HELP US. WE ARE A VERY SMALL COMPANY. THE ADDRESS IT CAME FROM IS: 400 Capital Cir SE Postal Mail Box 18321 Tallahassee, Fl 32301

#328
Hank Says:
On January 3rd, 2012 at 3:15 AM

Rec’ed one for my wife’s business today in FL. Still using the PO Box in Tallahassee listed at top of page.

#329
John Hartrich Says:
On January 5th, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I just received this ‘Annual Report Requirement Statement’ again in the mail for this year with a reply due by Feb. 1, 2012. My CPA told me last year this was a scam and not to pay it. Unfortunately like so many others, I had paid it for two-three years without such knowledge. Why are these people not prosecuted?

#330
Donna Brewer Says:
On January 5th, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Received mine today from 400 Capital Cir SE, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

#331
Vic Says:
On January 6th, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Here it is January 2012 and this scam is still going. I received a letter just this week. Someone needs to shut down this company.

#332
Ute Says:
On January 18th, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I received last week a form from 400 Capital Cir SE Postal Mail Box 18321 Talhassee, FL 32301

#333
Ute Says:
On January 18th, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I was warned by my CPA

#334
Monica Says:
On January 20th, 2012 at 9:20 PM

wow! after so long, I just received one from Florida, deadline 1/25/12 to be sent to:

400 Capital Cir. Se
PO Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301

We won’t send anything.

#335
Diane Says:
On January 24th, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Just received the letter in the mail for my small business in Florida. The address they used is the same Tallahassee one at the beginning of this article! So glad I came across this article today!

#336
Alberto Says:
On January 24th, 2012 at 9:42 PM

i just got it today Jan 24th., 2012……I JUST cant believe its been going on for so long!!! can any one or authority do something about this???

#337
Mariella Adrian Says:
On January 25th, 2012 at 5:04 PM

received as well but checked it first. It does state “THIS PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY…….”

#338
Tanya Says:
On January 25th, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Scam is still going strong! Received my letter (I’m a doctors office in Florida) dated January 4, 2012. The address matches the one you already have listed for Florida. It says I must reply by Feb 1, 2012. I’m glad I went with my gut and researched this! Something told me this was fishy!!! I think I will fill it out with some phoney info and send it back with some Monopoly money! Thanks for keeping this posted!

#339
Engineering Firm Says:
On January 30th, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I received a several letters from this company out of Tallahassee, FL thank you for letting me know this is a total scam!

#340
Vicky Says:
On January 30th, 2012 at 7:21 PM

We received the same mailing today, from COMPLIANCE SERVICES, 400 Capital Cir SE, Potal Mail Box 18321, Tallahassee, FL 32301. I thought would anyone want a copy of our annual minutes, and then thought, we don’t even hold “formal” meetings–only meetings to discuss issues with the corporation or staff. Then I googled “What is required to be in annual corporate minutes in the state of Florida”? I’m glad I did–it saved us the embarrassment of forwarding the mailing to our corporate attorney or accountant for advice or recommendations. Thanks for your blog postings!

#341
Patti Says:
On January 31st, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Thank you! You saved me $125.

#342
Todd Says:
On February 1st, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Amazingly enough I recd one of the letters today. Same outfit, same scam. Whoever set up this site, thanks!!

#343
Shelly Says:
On February 2nd, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I also received this form with the Florida address. Something did not look right to me once I looked closely at it. There was no telephone #. I went online and came across this information. Thank you for saving me $125.00. After reading people’s comments I can’t believe how many years this has been going on. Why is it that this is still going on? It seems that enough people are reporting this problem. Can’t the individual States do something to them?

#344
Claudette Says:
On February 4th, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Yes, I received one of these, isn’t there someone we can submit these letters to for an investigation. We are a small real estate firm. I knew it was phony from the beginning. A website with this many people responding over the years, and no one has stopped these people. I am with the doc up above, mail it back phony info and phoney checks or monopoly money.

#345
Darlene Says:
On February 6th, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I received the letter as well. I don’t pay anything that I can’t call & ask why are they are billing me for. So I looked it up & found this, Good to know.. It’s very hard to make your money for some ass to come & take it that easy. NOT HERE!!!!!

#346
Darlene Says:
On February 6th, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Oh one more thing am in Florida and the address was COMPLIANCE SERVICES 400 Capital Cir. SE Postal Mail Box 18321 Tallahassee, FL 32301.

#347
Andrea Says:
On February 6th, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I received one of these letters today in Florida. Same Tallahassee address as posted above. I figured it was a scam but “googled” just to make sure. Your site was the first I came upon. Thanks! Made the decision to toss that much easier.

#348
KD Says:
On February 7th, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I received the letter. I was just about to fill it out and mail the check when I decided to wait until I contacted my CPA since I dont recall paying this last year. Something just didnt seem right so I decided to do a google search and voila!!!

#349
Dutch Says:
On February 7th, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Got 1 last week, and send it back with a little note and NO check. I let you think about what the note said! Yeeeeeep it said F/,.;’0′[];,./ U. BIG SCAM!!!

#350
Jann Says:
On February 7th, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Received the letter today. Address 400 Capital Circle Tallahassee, FL. Googled the company and found this post. Thanks.

#351
Wessel Says:
On February 9th, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I received one of the same letter dated January 18, 2012. I was going to send the $125.00 today February 9, 2012. However, I made an error on the form and I know that you cannot use a white out on governmental forms. So, I Google the topic of the form to see if I could download another form and I saw this article. Thank you so much for taking the time out to care by writing this article and saving me this money.

#352
Bill Says:
On February 11th, 2012 at 7:23 PM

CEO forwarded the Compliance Services 400 Capital Cir SE, Postal Mail Box 18321, Tallahassee, FL 32301 letter to me. It just did not smell right. Why would the check not be written to the State of Florida Department of State? As an old geezer, I never had to do this in any other Florida corporation. I checked on line and it is a SCAM. I called the CEO and told him and asked that my savings of $125 be considered in determining my annual bonus. He said, “Yeah, sure.”

#353
Barbara Says:
On February 11th, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Just rec’d one of letters today from 400 Capital Circle SE Tallahassee, FL I feel sorry for anyone that paid this firm any money……

#354
Rennie Bryant Says:
On February 13th, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I got one of these a couple days ago, it looked fishy. I’m glad I checked your site cause I was right! My buisness is an SCorp in FL.
I hope evertone checks before blindly sending info & $$ to this bogus bunch of thives.

#355
Joanne Says:
On February 13th, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Received one today
400 Capital Cir, Tallahassee, FL 32301

#356
DSC Says:
On February 15th, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I received a letter from:
COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Circle SE
Tallahhassee, FL 32301

today, February 15, 2012. I’m glad I checked it out because I was thinking I had to pay this. Can’t someone get rid of these people?

#357
FG Says:
On February 16th, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I received this letter on the 11th of this month. The address posted above for the Florida scam is still the same.

#358
Rober Says:
On February 17th, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Incredible this is the second year that I received this scam, why the goverment can’t stop this people?, I realized about this scam the first time, but too many small companies pay for it, this is a millionaire scam, someone in the news should talk about this.

Again incredible !

#359
C Lynch Says:
On February 17th, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I received yet another one this year dated January 4, 2012. This so wrong. Thank you for your Blog.

#360
Mel Says:
On February 18th, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I got one with this address – they change the address every year. This is the third year I’ve gotten this letter.

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir. SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, Fl. 32301

#361
Michael Says:
On February 22nd, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Amazingly, it’s still going strong in FL – got one today, 2/21/2012! BEWARE!!!!

#362
Nate Says:
On February 23rd, 2012 at 4:53 PM

i was about to send out this check and lost the return envelope. Thank God! I ran the name and you guys came up Thank you!! Oh and i got the letter about 1 month ago asking for 125.00

#363
Michelle Says:
On February 23rd, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Just got the same letter! Dated 2/15/12…

#364
Land O Lakes Tech Says:
On February 27th, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Yup…. Another year, another scam attempt by these people. Just got mine today.

The best thing to remember is that 99.9% of the business you have to do with the State of FL can be done ON LINE. Always go to one of the online sites (sunbiz.org, myflorida.com, etc….) and check there.

#365
Rosemarie Says:
On February 28th, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Just received the Florida version today for my business today. Happy my husband realized right away it was a scam. 2/27/2012.

#366
Georgianna Says Says:
On February 28th, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Received the same for 3 different corporations my boss owns. Something just didn’t seem right when I began filling out the 2nd one. I specifically paid attention to the envelope which read “This is not a government document”…Googled Compliance services and found several different articles, including this one and “Snopes – Fraud” Thank you for your confirmation.

#367
Kathy Says:
On March 6th, 2012 at 8:56 PM

The sad part of this is that they have your corporate # issued by the state and the date you incorporated in the state, making it look “official”. This is the 3rd year I have received this bogus letter. I do like where it says “This Is Not A Government Document” on the envelope. I can’t believe that they have gotten away with it this long in Florida.

#368
Kelly Says:
On March 11th, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Thank you for posting this. I just got the letter 03.09.2012.
I am so glad I checked this site. Thank you saving me money and possible issues down the road.

#369
Tammy Says:
On March 16th, 2012 at 3:24 AM

I’m an accountant, just got this same notice from one of my clients thinking they had to file and pay. Thanks for posting all the information, I just saved them from a $ 125 wasted on a scam !!!

#370
Galal Ramadan Says:
On March 19th, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I have sent 2 checks to Compliance Services for 2010 and 2011 letters denamding payments for annual minutes. Why the goverment can’t stop this people? Small businesses is hurting enough!

#371
Laura Says:
On March 22nd, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Just got the same letter on 3/15/12> I’m so glad you post this,to make everyone aware of another cleaver way of scaming you.
Thank You

#372
Sandy Says:
On March 28th, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Just received exact letter and they used the Studio City address.

#373
Linda Says:
On March 30th, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I fell for it. Called State Attorney, Tallahassee police and alerted my bank. I am an attorney, didn’t read it carefully and got scammed. I am looking into doing a class action lawsuit. Email me: LCommons@aol.com

#374
Galal Ramadan Says:
On April 2nd, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Galal Ramadan Says:
On March 19th, 2012 at 10:54 PM
After I worte here on March 19, 2012 that I had sent 2 checks to Compliance Services for 2010 and 2012 letters denamding payments for annual minutes. I filed complained with Consumer Complaint Agency. To my surprise after 5 days I received a check from Compliance Services of $250 as refund for the 2 payments I have made to them in 2o10 and 2012….
Website: ConsumerComplaintAgency.org
Phone# 1-888-377-1819
Fax# 1-888-737-6930
If you need more info. please email me: gramadan@grgraphics.net

#375
David Says:
On April 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 PM

i receive one on 2-8-12 i send the check but they haven cashed it till now today is 4-3-12

#376
miguel angel gonzalez canas Says:
On April 12th, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I GOT ONE THIS YEAR 2012… WHEN IS THIS GOIGN TO STOP???

#377
Karen Says:
On April 14th, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I too got this letter and was SCAMED I sent the check thinking this was The Division of Corporations in FL

Compliance Services
400 Capital Cir SE Postal Mail BOX 18321
Tallahassee FL 32301

email address they also gave me:

corpcompliancefl@corpsrvc.com

which does not work!

#378
Rene' Says:
On April 16th, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Received an ANNUAL MINUTES REQUIREMENT STATEMENT today. Fortunately, for me, it didn’t look right and I checked it out on the internet. This one is for Georgia. Return address is:
Compliance Services
5926 Zebulon Road
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

DON’T SEND THEM ANY MONEY

#379
Novak Says:
On April 16th, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I too got this letter and was SCAMMED I’ve sent the check for several years now thinking this was legit from the State of Ca.

I just received the letter again that states to reply by April 4, 2012, for some reason I researched this and came to this site. This really is horrible! Thanks for letting me know, at least I can save $125.00 this year.

The reply address is:

Compliance Services
PO Box 1265
Studio City, CA 91614-0265

Please note on the very bottom of the back of the page reads:

“Please note: The preparation of minutes of annual meetings docs does NOT satisfy the requirement to file the annual Statement of Information with the Secretary of State required by section 1502 of the California Corporations Code.”

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS SCAM!

#380
Nancy Says:
On April 17th, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Received same type letter in today’s mail. As I’m the person who handles the corporate registration renewals, this letter raised a questions, went online and found this site.
Address on my letters to send $125 payable to Compliance Services,
5962 Zebulon Road, Postal Mail Box 363, Macon, GA 31210-2031

#381
Bill Barta Says:
On April 17th, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I received the scam letter this afternoon with the following address:
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Road
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031
Of course, the instructions are to submit $125.00

#382
Crissy C Says:
On April 21st, 2012 at 2:27 PM

received one this morning. return address was:

Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd.
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, Ga 31210-2031

#383
Del Gran Says:
On April 22nd, 2012 at 6:20 AM

Our letter to was received on April 17, 2012 from:
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd.
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

Reviewing the postings at several web sites with postings by businesses receiving these solicitations, I find complaints about these or similar letters being sent to both S and C Corporations in fourteen states including AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, IL, MA, MT, NC, NY, OH, OR and TX.

Compliance Services web site claims the following:
The documents we prepare for your corporation will keep you in compliance with your state’s requirements and allow you to avoid the necessity of holding actual meetings of the necessary parties.
http://www.corpsrvc.com/
Form does not include any information about the meeting, just the Officers, Directors and Shareholders. Specifically no information about the date, place, or what was discussed in the annual meeting. How can you complete meeting minutes? Does the Secretary of State agree that fictitious meeting minutes replace the need for actually having an annual meeting?

State Bar of CA Profile for Selwyn J Monarch:
http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/31025
Above lists Selwyn J Monarch as “Inactive but eligible to become active” and includes address, phone, fax and email address.

Document from link in above profile for a CA State Bar Court Case # 00-O-12562 dated July 18, 2004 signed by the judge on Jan 29, 2004.
http://members.calbar.ca.gov/courtDocs/00-O-12562.pdf
Last sentence of Legal Conclusion on Pages 12-13 of the above PDF:
Respondent failed to keep Clients reasonably informed of significant
developments in the Clients’ cases, in willful violation of section 6068(m) of the California
Business and Professions Code.

The above was assembled via Google searches on April 21, 2012 for the following:
“Compliance Services” SCAM
“Annual Minutes Requirement”
“Selwyn J Monarch”

#384
Bellinger Enterprises Inc Says:
On April 22nd, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I received my letter from Compliance Services yesterday. Almost fell for it until I read that it is not a government endorsed product. Also the $125 fee raised suspicion. This website confirmed my concerns. Return mail address is:
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd.
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA. 31210-2031
Thank you for making me aware of this scam.

#385
Del Gran Says:
On April 23rd, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Court Cases in NC and TX:

NC took action against Compliance Services in 2009 and identifies the Owner as Selwyn J Monarch. The settlement requires payment of $25,000:
http://www.ncnn.com/business/6646-state-stops-deceptive-mailings-to-businesses

Additional documents related to NC Temporary Restraining order, etc:
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/pdf/TROExtendedOrder.pdf
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/pdf/TROCorporate.pdf

The last link is a 71-page document. Selwyn J Monarch is identified as the Agent and Principal Officer of Corporate Services, Inc. d/b/a Compliance Services, Corporate Services and CORPSRVC.COM. The above link includes Exhibits of mailings and notices from several states, UPS Mailbox application, CA Drivers License, etc.

Exhibit #6 in the above link includes a copy of similar Texas Action (Cause # 2009-40126)

I reviewed all the 2012 postings on this site:
Twenty Six Florida Postings starting with #327 starting in January.
Six Georgia Postings starting with # 378 in April.
One Posting from CA without any postings from states other than FL, GA and CA.

My letter to GA Attorney General goes in the mail tomorrow. Somebody needs to notify the Attorney General in FL. GO CLASS ACTION #373 … it is funny to hear that an attorney got scammed … lends credibility to how confusing these notices are in spite of the disclaimers.

#386
J Brown Says:
On April 25th, 2012 at 12:54 AM

This is the 2nd year in a row that our company received this…company in FL. Why are these scammers still in business?

#387
J. Laurent Says:
On April 27th, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I received this in Georgia also for an S-Corp. Address:
COMPLIANCE SERVICES
5962 ZEBULON RD.
POSTAL MAIL BOX 363
MACON, GA 31210-2031

#388
J Payne Says:
On April 30th, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I have been in business for twelve years. I Just received the letter today the mailing add is
COMPLIANCE SERVICES
5962 ZEBULON RD
PO BOX 363
MACON ,GA 31210

#389
Del Gran Says:
On April 30th, 2012 at 11:33 PM

NORTH CAROLINA CONSENT AGREEMENT

Consent Agreement and Permanent Injuction signed by State of NC and Compliance Services on March 10, 2011:
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/pdf/ConsentJudgmentSigned031011.pdf

Item 4 on page 3 references over 600 pieces of mail to “Compliance Services” being held at the UPS Store in Raleigh as of Oct 2009.
600 x $125 = $75,000
Assuming that 50% of the envelopes contained “Monopoly Money”, spit, etc, would still mean $37,500 in the envelopes. Terms of the consent order was payment of $25,000 and agreement not to make future mailings unless in compliance with the requirements of the consent agreement. As I understand the consent agreement, the 600 pieces of mail were released to Attorney General of NC for return to senders.

Pages 5-7 of the Consent Agreement contains a long list of conditions which future solicitations by Compliance Services to NC businesses must comply with. Condition d) at top of page 7 specifies that future solicitations could not be sent between Feb 15 and April 30 annually to avoid confusion to NC Corporations filing of Annual Reports or payment of annual filing fee.

From Postings #274, 277, 278, 279, 281, 282, 283, 284 and 286 all use the following address:
Compliance Services
2820 Selwyn Ave,
Postal Mail Box 847,
Charlotte, NC 28209

The above address corresponds with UPS Store #2153 at 2820 Selwyn Ave:
http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/2153/

The first of the above postings was on May 26, 2011 and the last was on June 8, 2011.

The above indicates that these mailings met at least two of the many requirements of the consent order:
1) No mailings from Raleigh, NC (Changed to UPS Store in Charlotte)
2) Waited until after April 30 to mail the solicitations

NC businesses may want to compare letters received with the complete list of conditions on future solicitations and report to NC Attorney General if they do not believe that the solicitation received complies with all of the conditions on pages 5-7 of the Consent Agreement.

#390
Del Gran Says:
On May 1st, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Please add a 4th address for GA which is which is being used by all of the recent Georgia Posts:

Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd.
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

This is UPS Store #1914:
http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/1914/

#391
toni Says:
On May 1st, 2012 at 1:35 AM

I got this letter and almost fell for it in Florida. I want to thank my Rocket Lawyers for reminding to post my annual report online with sunbiz.org and letting me know about this scam. I would have paid both fees if it hadn’t been for the information provided by my online attorney services. So thank you!

#392
Del Gran Says:
On May 1st, 2012 at 7:51 PM

OTHER SCAMS BY SELWYN J MONARCH:

California Bar Journal, Official Publication of the State Bar of CA, includes the details of the 2004 action listed by “The State Bar of California” web site for Selwyn J Monarch Attorney #31025 as referenced in my April 22, 2012 Post #383 above.

On the web page below, click on “SELWYN J MONARCH” who is the 6th from bottom on the list of attorneys listed under “SUSPENSIONS/PROBATION”:
http://archive.calbar.ca.gov/%5CArchive.aspx?articleId=59208&categoryId=59126&month=11&year=2004

From the above, SELWYN J. MONARCH [#31025], 73, of Sherman Oaks was suspended for 30 days, stayed, placed on one year of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect July 10, 2004. (MPRE = Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination)

According to California Bar Journal, Selwyn J Monarch and another non-attorney owned and operated a business called MP Realty Services. MP sent out form letters seeking clients to represent for the purpose of determining whether home loan borrowers were due a refund for overcharges.

MP Realty Services ultimately filed three breach of contract lawsuits, two against Fidelity Federal Bank and one against Downey Savings and Loan Association, after the banks declined to settle claims for refunds.

Judgment was granted against the borrowers represented by MP Realty Services in all three cases, and without the borrower’s knowledge or authorization, MP Realty Services filed appeals. The appeals failed and final judgments totaling $178,000 were entered against the borrowers.

#393
Del Gran Says:
On May 1st, 2012 at 8:10 PM

SELWYN J MONARCH, MEET THE AUTHOR

Selwyn J Monarch has been a member of “Don Porter’s Thursday Golf Group (DPTGG)” since 1998 and his photo and player profile are at:
http://dptgg.org/cgi-bin/DPTGG/profile.cgi?SMonarch

+++++
Per Intelius on May 1, 2012, Selwyn J Monarch is now Age 80. http://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=1&formname=name&qf=Selwyn&qmi=J&qn=Monarch&qcs=CA&focusfirst=1

This correlates with Selwyn J Monarch being admitted to the CA State Bar in 1961, 51 years ago with “Disciplinary and Related Actions” in 1994, 1995 and 2004. At age 80, there is some hope that Selwyn J Monarch will get his reward in HELL soon.

+++++
I am glad my wife, son and daughter don’t have to face themselves, family and friends knowing that their spouse and father has a long history of operating on the very fringe between scam and legal.

#394
Del Gran Says:
On May 7th, 2012 at 11:00 AM

SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL MAKE BIG DIFFERENCE:

What a difference the Position of Secretary of State and Attorney General make:

+++ NC and TX have taken legal action per my previous postings. You don’t see any recent posts from these states.

+++ Montana Secretary of State warns:
“ … if this scam penetrates our borders, I will immediately contact the Attorney General’s office to investigate”.
http://sos.mt.gov/news/assets/pdfs/2009/Potential_Scam_Alert.pdf
You don’t see any posts from Montana businesses.

+++ Georgia has had a warning posted on their web site since February 2008 without taking any action. That is as good as saying it is okay.
http://www.sos.ga.gov/pressrel/20080220.htm

+++ Florida SOS web site posts a annual warning during the corporate registration season. Florida Attorney General’s office reached an agreement with Compliance Services in 2009 and states that Compliance Services is following the rules of this settlement via the disclaimers.
http://m.naplesnews.com/news/2011/apr/27/Compliance-Services-Better-Business-Bureau-minutes/

+++ California passes legislation effective Jan 1, 2012 requiring the same disclaimer used by Corporate Services as far back as 2009:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/pdf/new-laws-preventing-fraudulent-solicitations.pdf
This is like passing a law that says “Compliance Services, what you are doing is legal”. You don’t see many posts on this site from CA from there is a separate site for CA:

The Los Angeles, CA BBB has 81 closed cases and identifies the contact person as “Selwyn J Monarch – Principal”. This site has the most information of any BBB site that I have found:
http://www.la.bbb.org/business-reviews/Incorporating-Companies/Compliance-Services-in-Studio-City-CA-100049181

From the above, you can see that Compliance Services knows where the “safe havens” are.

#395
Barbara Says:
On May 16th, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Received an annual minutes notice on 5/10/2012 from Compliance Services please add to list
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd.
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

#396
Del Gran Says:
On May 16th, 2012 at 11:30 PM

COMPLIANCE SERVICES USPS BULK MAIL PERMIT = DTPG

The letter we received on April 17, 2012 had the following as a Bulk Mail Permit:
Presorted Standard
US Postage
PAID
DTPG

Return Address is a UPS Store, same as everyone experiences:
Compliance Services
5962 Zebulon Rd.
Postal Mail Box 363
Macon, GA 31210-2031

I would be interested in having others post the last line of the Bulk Mail Permit on the letters they receive. Do they all have “DTPG” or are other permits used?

I called local USPS Bulk Mail facility and learned the following:
+ Businesses can obtain their own permits. For example, LL Bean could get a Bulk Mail permit
that was “LLB”. (Example provided by USPS)
+ Those that use bulk mail permits have to take their mail to the facility where they obtained the
permit where their mail is counted, weighed, etc to determine proper billing in lieu of postage.
+ There can be cases where, with assistance from insiders, you could circumvent the system
and avoid payment of fees for the bulk mail.
+ Local USPS Bulk Mail facility could not help identify the location of mailing of the DTPG permit
Recommended that I call USPS Postal Inspector. Before I call, I would appreciate feedback
From others who have received this mailing, particularly from those where the Bulk Mail permit
Is different from DTPG and / or the return address is different than Macon, GA.

I searched for acronyms for DTPG and found nothing that seemed applicable.

#397
Karen Says:
On May 18th, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Just received today 5/18/12 our very first letter in MA, with a Boston, MA return address. It also has DTPG in the stamp box.

#398
Heidi Says:
On May 21st, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I just received this for the first time. Mine matches the Boston address so thank you very much for posting this thread!

#399
Caroline Says:
On May 21st, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Just got it in Mass. Same Boston address, 71 Commercial St Postal Mail Box 241, Boston, MA 012109-1320. Can’t believe this has been going on for years!

#400
Denise Kitty-Rousell Says:
On May 21st, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I just received a letter from the address:
71 Commercial St.
PMB 241
Boston, MA.02109-1320
Glad to see this posting, saved $125

#401
Doug Says:
On May 21st, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Received today; with DTPG stamp

Compliance Services
71 Commercial St
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109-1320

#402
PB Says:
On May 22nd, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Received our first letter in MA with the return address:

Compliance Services, 71 Commercial St., Postal Mail Box 241, Boston, MA 02109-1320.

It has DTPG in the stamp box.

#403
Michelle Says:
On May 22nd, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Same as above. Received today also in Boston

#404
Miryam Says:
On May 22nd, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I received one today from GA – Macon. I reported it to the Secretary of State. Thank you for the post!

#405
Denise Says:
On May 29th, 2012 at 6:09 PM

We just received a letter today in Boston! Luckily the President thought it was a scam and gave it to me to look into. I immediately thought so too. There are so many key factors. No website to pay the fee for one.

#406
Jen Says:
On June 3rd, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Thank You for the heads up I was a little skeptical of this and looked it up on the internet. Thank you for your post.

#407
Martine Says:
On June 7th, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Also received one in Boston, thought it was a scam.
Address was from:
71 Commercial St,
Postal Mail Box 241,
Boston MA 02109-1320.

#408
Sunny Says:
On June 8th, 2012 at 12:59 PM

We received a letter couple of weeks ago (Boston Address). Thanks to the internet, quickly noticed the scam information. Am sure they must have collected a lot of checks by now

#409
Jessica Says:
On June 12th, 2012 at 7:00 PM

We received a letter with a send to address of:
Compliance Services
71 Commercial Street
Postal Mail Box 241
Boston, MA 02109-1320

#410
Sue Says:
On June 18th, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Scam still going strong…received mine in CT for two corporations I have in Florida ….

#411
Irene Says:
On June 18th, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I just received one today in Miami. It was from Corporate Records Service PO BOX 5618 Tallahassee, FL 32314-5618…Thank you for the post!!

#412
Kim Says:
On June 18th, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Just received a second letter today from FL just like the one we received last year but the address is a little difference. The new address is PO BOX 5618, Tallahassee,FL 32314-5618. Can someone put a stop to this scam?

#413
CARMEN Says:
On June 19th, 2012 at 1:56 AM

THEY GOT US! WE FELL FOR IT! WE PAID THEM!
WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WATCH OUR BUTTS IN THE FUTURE! HOW DO THEY PICK UP THE MAIL IN TALLAHASSEE! THEY NEED OT BE ARRESTED!

#414
Bean Says:
On June 19th, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I received a letter today from “2012 Corporate Records Service”. Luckily I googled it before I did anything and found this page. I was still uncertain that it was a scam untill I noticed it said “If you have any questions, please email us at Corprecordsservice@GMAIL.COM.

So yea real effort there. And watch out for this new name.

#415
Bobby Says:
On June 19th, 2012 at 9:03 PM

After a quick check of posting I did not see this address:
Corporate Records Service
PO Box 5618
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5618

#416
David Says:
On September 3rd, 2012 at 2:06 PM

On August 9th 2012
I received a letter
Corporate Records Service
PO Box 5618
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5618

This is the scam for 2012.

#417
Jeffrey Wells Says:
On September 4th, 2012 at 9:29 PM

This is the 3rd year now I have received this I was scammed last two years thankfully this time I had found out about this scam. Address on this years P.O.Box 5618 Tallahassee Fl 32314-5618. Would be nice if our Goverment in Tallahassee would look after us instead of allowing this scam to continue….Makes you wonder who knows in Tallahassee?

#418
DJ Says:
On September 5th, 2012 at 3:05 AM

I just received this scam letter in the mail today. This is the second year in a row I’ve received this nonsense. Googled the P.O. Box # and “Corporate Records Service” and found this page. The return envelope shows:

Corporate Records Service
PO Box 5618
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5618

This year, there was not a disclaimer like last year which initially made me suspicious. I’m on to these scams now, so I Google befor I send ANY form or send money now.

#419
frank b Says:
On September 11th, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I also just received this letter :corporate records service
po box 5618
tallahassee, fl 32314-5618
if it doesnt have a government stamp its no good . no contact info ;just email:
records@corp-records.com

#420
Jaime Says:
On September 15th, 2012 at 3:49 AM

I received the letter from “Corporate Records Services”, I got lucky that I google it and saved $125
CORPORATE RECORDS SERVICE
PO BOX 5618
TALLAHASSEE,FL 32314-5618

#421
Pam Says:
On September 20th, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I received a letter with the same address as #415.

#422
Lisa Says:
On September 25th, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I was ripped off by COMPLIANCES SERVICES TALLAHASSEE FL, we paid for two new businesses that we started. Dont’ get ripped off by this company. I was glad to know about this because we just got another one from another company trying to do this. STAY AWAY FROM CORPORATE RECORDS SERVICES P.O. BOX 5618 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32314-5618

#423
Saram Says:
On September 26th, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I have a small S-Corp in Florida. On Sept 25, 2012, I received a green envelope with forms to be filled out for Annual Minutes Records. The sender was Corporate Records Service at Box 5618 Tallahassee, FL. Oddly, the envelope, below the return address stated THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT. It was very deceptively official looking. But I immediately looked it up at Sunbiz online. I can see how busy business owners and their office staff can be confused and just write the check. What a shame.

#424
Whitney Says:
On October 1st, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Thank you all for posting – I am new to the business world and I am so glad I googled it and found this. I am in CO and noticed none of the posts contained a CO address – please beware the address they used today was: 3531 S. Logan St, Unit D, PO Box 340, Englewood, CO 80113-3700. Just a heads up!!!

#425
Sara Says:
On October 5th, 2012 at 7:53 PM

FLORIDA
We recieved a notice form Corporate Records Service for annual Minutes Requirement.
P.O Box 5618
Tallahassee, FL 32314

#426
Lorrie Says:
On October 23rd, 2012 at 5:00 PM

My Business received this letter today also. I’m glad they didn’t print on the back of the form, I can use it for scrap paper! :-)
I’m In NY
The address they gave me was
Corporate Records Service
911 Central Ave. #260
Albany NY 12206-1392
The e-mail Listed is records@corp-records.com

#427
Sherri Says:
On October 23rd, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I just receive a presorted standard US Postage Paid LLPS mailed from zip code 17406. This request is for 2012 Annual Minutes for NY Corporation. The return address for the information and the $125 payment is:

Corporate Records Service
911 Central Ave. #260
Albany, NY 12206

Hope this information helps someone out there from being scammed.

#428
MATTHEW Says:
On October 23rd, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I also got one.
Their address is
Corporate Records Services
1337 Wabash Ave STE B#1005
Springfield, IL 62704-4982

#429
Lar Says:
On October 24th, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I received this today – for New York State. They changed the # on the NY Address. It came in as….
Corporate Records Service
911 Central Avenue #260
Albany, New York 12206-1392.

#430
Alex Says:
On October 26th, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Received on October 14th, 2012 in Illinois.
Corporate Records Service
1337 Wabash Ave., Ste. B # 1005
Springfield, IL 62704-4982

#431
Ashley Says:
On October 30th, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Received one today. We were supposed to send payment to Corporate Records Service
PO Box 4027
Atlanta, GA 30302-4027

#432
Jayne Says:
On October 31st, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I just received the same thing but from a different address in Boston. Corporate Records Service, 398 Columbus Ave, #501, Boston, MA 02116-6008. It saddens me that this scam continues, and that some people probably fall for it.

#433
Craig Says:
On November 10th, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Searched on this post and did not see this new address:
COMPLIANCE SERVICES
3531 S. Logan St., Unit D
Postal Mail Box 340
Englewood, CO 80113-3700

#434
Cathy Roach Says:
On November 12th, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I just got this scam letter in the state of Colorado,
from ‘Compliance Services’.
I knew it was suspicious because I have never received
a document of this style from the state of Colorado.
The address is:
Compliance Services
3531 S. Logan St., Unit D
Englewood, CO 80113-3700
I wish there was somewhere to report this scam.
Do not send them a check.

#435
Alberto Oliveira Says:
On November 13th, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I received a letter with a different address as shown.

Corporate Records Service
398 Columbus Ave. # 501
Boston, MA 02116-6008

What should I do?

#436
Karen Says:
On November 14th, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Received one today, in a green envelope, address was

PO Box 4027
Atlanta
GA 30302-4027

#437
Sarah Formel Says:
On November 14th, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I just got a scam letter; state of MASS Those rats! Why dont they ever get caught? New scam address is:
Corporate Records Service
398 Columbus Ave #501
Boston, MA 02116-6008

PLEASE POST ON FACEBOOK!!!

#438
Kendall Says:
On November 15th, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I just received one for Colorado
The address is :
Compliance Services
3531 S Logan St., Unit D
Postal Mail Box 340
Englewood, CO 80116-3700
Do not send a check

#439
Kimberly Gagnon Says:
On November 15th, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I received a letter today from this company. Thank you so much for this posting, I went online to check these people out as I have been in business for 29 years and have never been asked to send my annual meetings report to anyone. Still hard to believe people out there can’t earn a living honestly like the rest of us.My letter was also from Compliance Services 3531 S. Logan St. Unit D Englewood, Colorado 80113-3700. It is nice to know there are still people out there looking out for one another. If this helps anyone it would make me feel better.

#440
Karen Says:
On November 19th, 2012 at 9:12 PM

New address for this year
Compliance Services
3531 S. Logan Street Unit D
Postal Mail Box 340
Englewood CO 80113-3700

#441
Judy Says:
On November 26th, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I, too, just received the same letter from the exact same Englewood, CO 80113 address listed above.
Thanks for this website!

#442
Angela Says:
On November 26th, 2012 at 8:39 PM

A few weeks ago I received this letter in the sate of Colorado from “Compliance Services” as well.

The address is the same as above:
Compliance Services
3531 S. Logan St., Unit D
Englewood, CO 80113-3700

#443
Brenda Says:
On November 29th, 2012 at 5:41 PM

We just received the letter and form from the Englewood, CO address. Thank you for the heads up on this website!

#444
Gerry Says:
On December 4th, 2012 at 3:16 PM

A few weeks ago I received a green envelope from the state of New York.
The address is
Corporate Records Service
911 Central Ave. #260
Abany,NY 12206-1392

#445
Christopher Says:
On December 4th, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Still going. The new address in Atlanta is

PO Box 4027
ATLANTA GA 30302

What can we do? Who can we notify that can do something about it? You know that for every one person that researches it, there is one person that doesn’t. I am comment #443. 443 x $125 = $55,375.

#446
chip Says:
On December 19th, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Yep, same thing. One of my clients received this notice and the address is CORPORATE RECORDS SERVICE, PO BOX 4027, ATLANTA, GA 30302-4027….. I think I’ll send them a couple of $100 bills from an old monopoly game….

#447
FM Says:
On December 30th, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I got one a couple of weeks ago for Texas. The address was:
Corporate Records Service
6800 West Gate Blvd. Ste. 132 #872
Austin, TX 78745-4883

I didn’t think it looked legit…I’m sure glad I checked it out.

#448
Dan Izzo Says:
On January 2nd, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Thank God I found this post!!! I just received the letter about the “Compliance Services”. Almost cut the check too because im new to having a corporation. I cant believe this scam is still going on after 4 years.

#449
Ella A. Says:
On January 3rd, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I got one last week for Florida. The address is:
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301-3802

Also, I was suspecious to the document. Thank you all for posting warnings. Appreciate. Have a Sucessfull 2013 Year.

#450
PM Says:
On January 3rd, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I just received this in Florida. Scum!

#451
SK Says:
On January 4th, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Just got this letter in the mail. How come these people can’t be stopped?

Thanks for posting the scam post on your website. Thinking of sending them a ton of bricks C.O.D. for them to pay for.

#452
Stephanie Winans Says:
On January 4th, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Just received one in Florida with the same return address as in the post. Thanks for this blog!!

#453
Eddie Says:
On January 7th, 2013 at 12:52 PM

I recieved the form on 12/16/12. I live in west palm beach, fl. I almost sent a check until I checked your site.Thanks!

#454
David I Arias Says:
On January 8th, 2013 at 1:14 PM

I just got a letter from compliance services, 400 Capital Cir SE Postal Mail Box 18321 Tallahassee Fl 32301, CROOKS.

#455
TRISHA R. Says:
On January 9th, 2013 at 11:58 PM

I got a similar letter today. From:
Corporate Records Service
PO BOX 5618
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5618

It sure looks real to me.. Of course, there is no phone number to call but they do have an email address if you have any questions… records@corp-records.com

Someone please check it out.. I’m actually afraid to.

#456
LP Says:
On January 10th, 2013 at 4:41 PM

We just received one of these today from the Tallahassee, FL address….seems like they are still going strong.

#457
willard nipper Says:
On January 13th, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Here we go again the frist was on 2/13/11 & two this year one on
1/4/13 & on 1/12/13. I guess thay wonted to make up for last year
like i said before where is the state at on this matter
COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301-3802

#458
Philip Maynez Says:
On January 14th, 2013 at 4:34 AM

I just got one. I almost fell for it too. These people are idiots . they should charge 65 dollars amd not 125!. I never would have looked up the address on 65 dollars. Thanks for this website being here!Its wild how they had my corporate numbers and everything. I even got one for my dog rescues(non Profit). So they will mess with everyone.

#459
Rhonda Cameron Says:
On January 14th, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I knew it was a scam as soon as I read it. Do not send them any money. All corporations are required to keep copies of their meetings internally. You do not send these minutes to the states.
Please do not be fooled.

If you want to have fun, send them an email and tell them you are reporting them for scamming everyone.
this is their email address:

corpcompliance@corpsrvc.com

Blow it up with comments, have fun..

#460
On January 14th, 2013 at 10:04 PM

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#461
B Singh Says:
On January 24th, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Received it today 1/24/13
COMPLIANCE SERVICES
400 Capital Cir SE
Postal Mail Box 18321
Tallahassee, FL 32301-3802

#462
Rob Says:
On January 29th, 2013 at 5:38 PM

This was my first year renewing my corporation, and I got scammed by the Florida branch of these hucksters. Does anyone know if there is anything that I can do to get my $125 back? I hate being too busy to read the fine print!

#463
Judy Says:
On January 30th, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Jan. 29th, 2013
Just received a green envelope from this address;
Corporate Records Service
1360 Regent St. #161
Madison, Wisconsin 53715-1255

The outside of the envelope states; This Is Not A Government Document
They are also asking for $125.00. Thought this was suspicious,and was thinking about calling my accountant, Checked this site first and my hunch was right. Scam

#464
Essco Inc Says:
On January 30th, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I received the scam for Wisconsin

Corporate Records Service
1360 Regent St #161
Madison, WI 53715-1255

#465
manuel Says:
On January 30th, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I received this doc whit the address should I pay? is non government?

#466
Nance Says:
On February 1st, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Why doesn’t the state prosecute this crap? How many people fall for it? It is wrong.

The addresses we got (TWO!)
400 Capital Cir SE – as above and PO Box 5618 – both in Tallahassee, FL.

This really makes me mad that it goes on year after year…..
we all need to send them monopoly money…really do…or aggravate a skunk and wipe what happens on the form for them to open up because they STINK!!!!

#467
Larry Says:
On February 10th, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Just received this in the mail, nearly sent the money! Thank all of you and the internet posts for saving us this money. I believe this is a new one for the state of Indiana: The address is as follows:

CORPORATE RECORDS SERVICE
6137 CRAWFORDSVILLE RD STE. F #108
SPEEDWAY, INDIANA 46224-3732

WHY has the Goverment or BBB not stepped into this and stop it?

#468
Johnny Taxpayr Says:
On February 14th, 2013 at 8:02 PM

letter received 02/14/2013 in FL … is this gov’t so retarded they cannot stop this? yet online poker is illegal. thank you for your protection us gov’t.

#469
Yvonne Barnett Says:
On February 15th, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I conduct business from home on my way to graduate school, with two teenagers, just building from being homeless.
In this economy there are a few of us who tries very hard to do things legally. It is so unfair, terrible unfair for individuals to be so blatant to cook up such scams inorder to swindle hardworking people out of their money. Where is the state in all of this? Individuals, like me, will pay this thinking that it is required. I think the state should step in, prosecuite these people. I am searching for a contact for sunbiz to communicate with. Is this amount of $125.00 required. WHERE IS THE STATE? I there is a new address, P.O. Box 5618 Tallahasse, FL 32314-5618

#470
Nancy Says:
On February 20th, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Also received this letter. Address on this one is: 398 Columbus Ave. #501 Boston, Ma 02116.

#471
Mel Says:
On February 21st, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I’m so annoyed over this. I paid it because it looked official to me!
It was the 400 Capital Cir SE, Tallahassee, Fl one

#472
Tom Says:
On February 22nd, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Why is it these people can’t be shut down? This crap has been sent to my business for years. When I call my state, they say the state attorneys office is well aware of them. Also there is no phone number on the forms sent.

#473
Elaine Says:
On February 25th, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I also got a letter for NY corp. The address is exactly the same as above listed (Albany, NY) but the suite # is 260.

#474
Linda Says:
On February 26th, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Thanks for your blog and postings. I’m glad I checked this out.
I just received another one of the notices from Compliance Services on Feb 26, 2013 for Annual Minutes with a $125 fee. So what are we saying, it’s more than a year they are pulling this scam and nobody has shut them down yet? Unbelievable. How hard could it be for the FBI to go to the post office and get contact info on these people or track the bank account? It’s mind boggling.

#475
Linda Says:
On February 26th, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Hi Mel,

I”m so sorry you got sucked in. I received their mail and figured I would check them out because there was no late fee (received one last month too) and it seemed that it covered the same things as the Annual Report we send to Sunbiz. The good thing is, you have to have a stamp on the back of your check giving the exact place and account the check was deposited in. That should be all the FBI or whomever needs. No? Why is it taking so long for them to be shut down I wonder.

Thanks, L.

#476
Brad Says:
On March 3rd, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I just received one in texas. They changed the name to Corporate Records Service. The address is 6800 West Gate Blvd. Ste. 132 #872 Autin, Texas 78745-4883. The reason they are probably not getting in trouble is because at the bottom of the instruction form it says that you can do this service yourself and you dont have to use them.

#477
Brad Says:
On March 3rd, 2013 at 8:53 PM

The reason they are probably not getting in trouble is because at the bottom of the instruction form it says that you can do this service yourself and you dont have to use them.

#478
Jerry Oz Says:
On March 4th, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I received this phony documents as well.
Thankfully I read the comments on this web site and that I had already fulfilled the requirement with the correct agency.
I contacted the real Corporate Records Service and asked about this scam. Of course the clerks would not know what can be done.
If this has been going on for all this time it may mean that some of our State officials may be receiving kickbacks to stop this scam, they are incompetent or they do not care.
Florida being an over regulated state it is puzzling that these scammers cannot be stopped.

#479
Tony Says:
On March 9th, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I also received the notice from Compliance Services. Miami.

#480
Alice Says:
On March 9th, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I have also received this scam 3/2013. The return address is
Corporate records service
911 Central Ave #260
Albany, NY, 12206

#481
Bill Says:
On March 11th, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I also received the letter. The return address was:
Corporate Records Service
6800 West Gate Blvd. Ste. 132 #872
Austin, TX 78745-4883

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