Wesley – Aug 14, 2020
Victim Location 07462
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill
I filed my LLC certificate a week ago. I got a letter in the mail from NJ Certificate Service today telling me I had to send them $114 by August 24, 2020. The letter states: "You have one step left in order to attain your elective Business Entity Standing Certificate from New Jersey Certificate Service."
They’re implying they work with the State of New Jersey and that I have to send them money to get something I’ve already paid for through the State of NJ.
Emily – Mar 11, 2020
Victim Location 07701
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter
Company offers to provide a "2020 certificate of good standing" for a business that "may be required to open bank accounts" and "to transact business" in the state of NJ. When I called, the woman on the phone advised it was a "service" they are providing but could not tell me what the services were other than printing and mailing a certificate of good standing for $114.50
Only after asking if they were affiliated with the State of NJ did she advise they are not.