National Business Registration Solicitation

​A known scam is from a company called the National Business Registration. The company sends businesses a "final notice" telling the owner, "Since the introduction of the Patriot Act of 2001 all businesses are required to register with the National Corporation Registry." This is false. There is no requirement to register a business through a national corporate registry, and the federal government doesn't operate a national corporate registry.

The notice instructs businesses to pay $487 within 14 days of receipt or be "administratively dissolved/revoked and an additional fee will be due if the entity is removed from our database due to nonpayment."

This so-called final notice from National Business Registration constitutes mail fraud. We encourage you to keep the notice, mailing envelope and return envelope as evidence and make a report. Contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or file a complaint online at U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Mail Fraud Complaint​.

Only the Corporation Division of the Office of the Secretary of State registers business entities in Oregon, including domestic and foreign (i.e. out-of-state) business corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and assumed business names.

The National Business Registration isn't registered to do business in Oregon.

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