Florida: Misleading Mailers

One of our correspondents reached out to us regarding a scam targeting Florida-based businesses. The misleading mailers are sent from an entity called Business Certificate Services. While the document appears official, it are sent from a company that is in unrelated to any other government agency. In fact, in small print the document includes the following admission: “This is not a government agency.”  The misleading mailers request a payment of $67.25 in order to attain your “elective” certificate of status. To be clear, the state does not require that a certificate of status be purchased in order to be considered a valid business entity. If you’re ever suspicious of any documentation that you receive, don’t hesitate to call our offices at 800.533.7272. We’re here to help!


an example of one of the Florida misleading mailers targeting businesses.