Oregon Secretary of State

Prevent and Detect Business Identity Theft

​​​​​Protect your business from identity theft. Criminals act as an owner or officer of a business to illegally obtain cash, credit and/or loans. 

Steps to Protect You and Your Business

  • ​Use this online tool to verify the accuracy of your business filings and confirm your filings are up to date.
  • Don't let your business go inactive, be sure to pay your renewal on time.
  • Keep your information updated. When you change your address, don't forget to update it with the Secretary of State as well.

Security Tips

  • Protect accounts with strong two-factor authentication.​
  • Keep your software updated
  • Avoid phishing attempts - Never click on a link or open an attachment in an email from someone you don't know
  • Use unique passwords
  • Protect mobile devices
  • Use trusted security tools​

Additional Resources

Credit Security Freeze - Personal Credit Protection​.
Oregon Division of Financial Regulation - Protect Your Identity​.

Oregon State Attorney General – Consumer Identity Theft website (personal).​​​​​​​

​Oregon Law Enforceme​nt

Oregon victims of business identity theft should report the crime to their local law enforcement agency.

Contact the Corporation Division to correct your business records.