SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Division of Corporations is warning business owners that they could be victims of a scam.
Companies have been getting letters in the mail saying they owe $72.50 to get their Certificates of Existence, a piece of paperwork businesses are required to have to legally operate in the state.
The scam form comes in an envelope that looks like it’s official business from the state, with “OPEN IMMEDIATELY” printed on it.
The form itself also has an official-looking seal.
But the state says it’s not from them.
They do not have an office at the Springville address listed on the form, and the fee to get the certificate directly from the Division of Corporations is $12 a year.
Business owners are encouraged to check with the Division of Corporations if they have questions about any forms because it is legal for third party vendors to charge businesses to fill out and file government forms.
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