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The "send me your annual report fee money because I'm pretending to be the Secretary of State" scam

Corporations and LLCs: Some companies mail "official-looking" letters advising businesses that they need to pay their corporate or LLC annual report fee. These letters offer to pay it at a price that is significantly higher than if you pay it directly to the Secretary of State. Usually the return address has "corporate compliance" in it.

If you receive any letter that you think is from the Secretary of State's office, review it, its return address, and any mailing addresses very carefully.