Recent reports to Better Business Bureau indicate that Corporate Regulatory Committee
, based in Salem, OR
, is sending official-looking "Corporate Annual Report" notices to businesses requesting $238 to renew filings with Oregon Secretary of State.
Business owners are not required to reply or submit money to Corporate Regulatory Committee. According to Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division, business owners can search their business registrations for free and renew directly online for $100. Corporate Regulatory Committee may be sending out solicitations to file on behalf of companies and collect service fees of $138.
Business owners who have mistakenly paid can contact the company to request refunds. If issues are not addressed, file complaints with Oregon Department of Justice and BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington.