The Secretary of State actually sent out an email alert concerning fraudulent activity. Here is content of that emai:
Secretary of State Corporation Division
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem OR 97310
Contact: Corporation.Division@oregon.gov | 503-986-2200
New Business Spam Alert!
Newly-formed Oregon businesses have received a solicitation from OR Certificate Services offering a Certificate of Standing/Existence for $77.25. Many businesses do not need this certificate. Those that do may obtain one directly from Secretary of State for $10.
This solicitation may appear to be from a government agency, but it is not.
You may wish to request a refund if you were misled by this solicitation. To obtain a refund, call OR Certificate Services at 1-855-210-6990 or 1-855-755-3357 between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Check our Business Alerts Page
Spammers and scammers targeting businesses are numerous and relentless. We want you to stay abreast of how these schemes can negatively affect your business, so we post details of each scam on our Business Alerts page. Check the page before you respond to suspicious mail.
If you believe you’ve been the victim of a business scam, please contact us at Corporation.Division@oregon.gov or call 503-986-2200.
Remember, official correspondence from the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division always contains these elements:An image of the Oregon state seal;The words, “Secretary of State Corporation Division; and Our phone number: 503-986-2200
If your company is worried about security or SPAM, then contact us for assistance.