Corporate Compliance Fraud in Georgia, Florida and Massachusetts

Just like the Corporate Compliance Fraud in Ohio, Compliance Services is also targeting companies in Georgia, Florida and Massachusetts.

The Daily Citizen is reporting Georgia corporations warned about solicitations. The Georgia Secretary of State issued a warning:

“Several corporations registered with the Corporations Division of the Office of the Secretary of State received a letter from Georgia Corporate Compliance, a private company offering to complete corporation meeting minutes on behalf of registered corporations.”

The Attorney General of Florida also issued a warning:

Over the past several months, the Attorney General’s Office has received numerous complaints against several of these companies. Last week the Attorney General settled a lawsuit against one such company, Corporate Compliance Center, over allegations that the company misled Florida businesses relating to the sale of corporate minutes reports. Two other companies, Corporate Minutes Compliance Service and Corporate Minute Services, were prevented from operating in Florida when the Attorney General’s Office threatened litigation.

Bill Galvin, the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued his warning:

Recently, an entity calling itself “Compliance Services” mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders” to numerous Massachusetts corporations. This solicitation offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Massachusetts corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State.

Thanks to Corporate Compliance Insights: Compliance Scam Alert in Georgia: Corporate Minutes Hoax Not Limited to Ohio.

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123 Responses to Corporate Compliance Fraud in Georgia, Florida and Massachusetts

  1. Stock Fraud Lawyer March 9, 2009 at 1:48 am #

    I think this is the right decision taken by Attorney General of Florida .

    • Kathy April 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

      I just received this same letter this week. When I googled the name of this company, I appreciate the fraud alert. Suggestion: Why doesn’t the FBI get involved and arrest these people by waiting for them at the PO Box location? I can only imagine how many people, that don’t know any better, have sent the $125.oo check to insure they don’t get in trouble with Tallahassee.

      • Anonymous April 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

        Be aware\. This scam is still happening. I just got my letter and fell for it until a friend informed me of the scam. In will be filing a complaint. Why can’t someone go to the Post Office, catch who is checking the mail and put their ass away and all those helping them??

        • Anonymous May 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

          I agree. They know the FBI won’t do anything so that is why I just received one this week.The FBI has to pick their battles and this isn’t one of them. The front of the envelope says in CAPS “THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT” and in the form it say in CAPS ” THIS PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT. This is one of the reasons why they get away with it. There are a lot of new and inventive ways to scam the public. What’s the name of this company? Who is the registered agent? Can’t be a post office box…

          • Chris May 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

            I just received one, today. I had to google it after studying it for a while. I appreciate the fraud alert. Thank you.

          • Anonymous June 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

            I googled these clowns today as well, and thank
            goodness you guys offered your insight on this.
            Fortunately my procrastination paid off on this one
            was intending to send the money in because I thought
            it was from a legitmate state agency, but after going
            over the form about 4 times it finally dawned on me
            that it was probably not. (they even went so far as
            to name the form). Thanks for sharing!!!

        • Anonymous May 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

          It’s me again. I posted the first time on April 27th. I just wanted to let you know that I put a stop payment on my check. Today, I received a document in the mail from these people again (Tallahassee address) stating that they were providing me with “An Official” document of filing! HA! Can you believe that? I know they had to receive the returned check stanped “PAYMENT STOPPED” and they still had the guts to send me the “Offical” document. Wow, I didn’t even pay for it. I think I’m going to send them a nice little e-mail to the address they provided since they do not list a phone number.

          • Katie June 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

            I received this letter from “Compliance Services” (aka SCAM artists) in Tallahassee as well soon after renewing my corporate annual filing (in March) – I ALMOST fell for it too but decided I had time to looking into it since the “DEADLINE” was 3 weeks out. The main question in my mind is sunbiz.org has never requested additional money or shareholder/officer information once I renewed in the last 4 years -so it didn;t seem right.

            I sent sunbiz.org an email after realizing all appeared A-OK with my filing status. I filed a mail fraudulent complaint with the US Postal service & suggest you all do too -link below:

            https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/forms/MailFraudComplaint.aspx

      • Jose May 17, 2010 at 10:07 am #

        I received this letter last week and almost made the mistake of sending the check without googling this company. well, here I am, Saved….

        THank you for whomever thought of starting to post this on the net. You save me $125 and a lot of aggrivation.

        I hope the people of Compliance Services located at 400 Capital circle SE, PO Box 18321, Tallahasse, FL 32301 go to jail soon for mail fraud. I will turn it in to the post master today.

        • Andrea May 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

          I just received the same letter! I thought it was weird since I never had to do this before. So I am glad I checked. I thought it was bogus! These people should be locked up!

      • Anonymous May 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

        Just received from Compliance Services, 400 Capital Cir SE, PO 18321, Tallahassee, FL 32301 a form for all businesses giving required information….AND A CHECK FOR $125.00!! Thanks to checking this out first on the Internet, I was saved from a SCAM!

        • Kay May 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

          I just received the same letter from the same company! Requesting the $125! I am so glad that I googled the company before I was scammed too! THANK YOU for posting that this was indeed a SCAM!

          • Larry Wright June 1, 2010 at 9:49 am #

            Thanks for this warning alert. I just recieved one of these letters asking for $125.00 by 6/11/10 to be compliant. I had just asked my CPA about this letter. We were both skeptical. It reminds me of the Yellow Page listing scams that are running around the country as well.
            Thanks again !

    • Patti April 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

      This fraud is still continuing. Our corporate office located in South Carolina just received a letter today from Compliance Services. I, too googled the name. Thank you for the alert.

      • another business April 19, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

        The letter I just received was for the “annual Minutes requirement statement and $125 sent to Compliance Services 400 Capital Cir SE Postal Mailbox 18321 Tallahassee, FL 32301

        • G WOLF April 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

          The letter I just received was for the “annual Minutes requirement statement and $125 sent to Compliance Services 400 Capital Cir SE Postal Mailbox 18321 Tallahassee, FL 32301 I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A LETTER AND HAVE HAD CORPORATIONS FOR YEARS WHY This fraud is still continuing. Why doesn’t the FBI get involved and arrest these people by waiting for them at the PO Box location? I can only imagine how many people, that don’t know any better, have sent the $125.oo check to insure they don’t get in trouble with Tallahassee. OR EVEN BETTER YET ANYONE THAT HAS SENT A LETTER HAVE TALLAHASSEE LOOK AT THE BACK OF THE CHECK AND SEE WHERE THE CHECK CLEAR THE BANK.

    • Yet another business in VA April 20, 2010 at 11:54 am #

      I just received a letter from Compliance Services, same address as noted in previous reply. Apparently this company is not deterred. But, as long as they don’t get any pressure from law enforcement, they’ll continue to prey on unsuspecting businesses…getting as many checks for $125 as possible until they’re forced to shut down or pack up shop and move elsewhere. Thank God for Google and fraud alerts for those who think to research a little further before stroking a check.

    • JD April 25, 2010 at 10:02 am #

      Clearly a scan once you take the time to research it a little. The line that should raise a flag is ‘This product has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency and this offer is not being made by an agency or of the government.” The problem is that nowhere in the material does it actually talk about or describe a product. The entire document is deceptively positioned like a report or form that must be filled. Anyone touched by this should file a complaint with their respective state Attorney General. Here’s the link for the FL AG page. http://myfloridalegal.com/contact

      • FL Business April 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

        I’m doing the bills, right? I never write a check anymore, don’t have to. But when I do have to, why? Why can’t I just pay on-line, but I need a phone number to tie to the account. Well if you look closely, there isn’t one. Nor is there a web address to view the company, only an email address for any questions. After I researched the name, I saw the fraud alerts and knew immediately what I had. I agree with everyone on here that the FBI needs to step in and sting these guys big time. I’ve been scammed once, I hope to NEVER have to go thru it again. Thanks for the FL AG page, I’ve filed the complaint.

        • Lawyer May 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

          Why not call the owner of the company at his house and harrass him. I am a PI and found his info: He has a lot to say for himself. Real asshole
          Danny J Phillips

          Information deleted by Doug

          • bill carney June 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

            Tried to call Phillips’s home—# disconnected. Received same letter today—Jun2 2, 2010

          • Anonymous June 10, 2010 at 10:33 am #

            These letters have your CORPORTION NUMBER and NAME correctly attached to them – shred them.

    • Anonymous May 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

      Cut their balls off!

    • Chris May 27, 2010 at 7:14 am #

      Received the letter May 25th, they must still be trying to get their $125 through deception and intimidation. Don’t Pay!

    • robert cotrone May 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

      this is bulshit, and these people should be held in fraud!!!beware all small business owners….

    • alfred June 2, 2010 at 9:47 am #

      We just received a letter from Compliance Services – very deceptive. Glad for this alert.

    • Hootnasty June 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

      Compliances services in Fla can get away with their fraud because they do state the form is not a government document. They also state you can use their services if you want or not. I can only guess they will send you copies of what you send them so they can say they do provide a service for the money. On the other hand they try to make it read like you have to send them $125.00 and fill out the form. They also have a Tallahassee address. This is a scam big time but it looks legal. They think they have covered their asses but I think they may have outsmarted theirselves

    • anonymous June 2, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

      thank you so much for the alert.my husband thought this was something that I forgot to pay.didn’t think the front looked right when it is a pre-printed stamp like on bulk mail. these people have some balls.
      my husband suggested that I fill out the from with fake info and send them monopoly money. wonder how they would feel if we all did this.different when the shoe is on the other foot.
      again, thanks you saved me my hard earned money.

    • Anonymous June 9, 2010 at 7:44 am #

      Just got one myself 6-9-10. Thank you all for getting this posted, was about to send the check.

    • Works Dental June 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

      Received the same letter today… what do I do with this fraudulent letter sent via US postal from COMPLIANCE SERVICES with a PO BOX # 18321 at 400 Capital Cir SE in Tallahassee Florida???
      GARBAGE…. this is what it is, GARBAGE thanks for been here!!

    • Donna S. June 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

      We just received the same letter and because I am very sceptical of anyone I never heard of before wanting money,I checked them out.This truly needs to be addressed on a larger scale.

    • Rick June 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

      I just recieved one and I live in Florida. Who do we report to

  2. Hardin Creek Timber Frame July 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    We have received forms for “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement” from Compliance Services for both of our NC corporations located in Boone. One really needs to look at these twice to figure out that they’re bogus because they really look “official”! Thanks for the fraud alert.

  3. Anonymous July 9, 2009 at 10:52 am #

    I also received a form for “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement” from Compliance Services for our NC Corp. I had to reread it several times, it looks official, but something about it didn’t seem quite right. Thank you for your fraud alert!

  4. JF August 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    Well, they almost got me. I sent the check but thought, “Compliance Services” by itself seemed a bit strange, so I wrote “Compliance Services (State of FL)” as the payee. They actually sent me a letter which said that they weren’t affiliated with any state, and that I re-send the check made out correctly! Of course there was a return envelope to a PO Box in Tallahassee for my convenience. Brass ones these guys have, making two attempts on the same company…

  5. VS2 August 12, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Also received my letter from Compliance Services in Florida, and i had to look at it several times, then go online to do some researching. Glad i did, so many companies trying to give it to the small companies. Giant Brass Ones There.

  6. TT August 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    I have 2 letters from them requesting payment of $125. My questions is why can’t this be stopped? I think I’ll mail them something

  7. nene September 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    Just received a letter, too. Supposedly I am require to reply by September 21 and sending a check of $125. How is that possible? Why noone can stop fraud like this?

  8. Barb September 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    I just received a letter also and said I had till Sept. 21 to get the minutes to them along with a check for $125. I wrote an e-mail to my accountant and he informed me that it was a scam. I’m glad I told him about it. I wonder how many people they did trick into giving them money? There has to be a way to stop such theives.

  9. Ellen October 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    I just completed the form I received from “Compliance Services”….my 6th sense told me to check it out…With most of us on limited income from business slow down, the $125 fee requested would have been sorely missed! Thanks for the head’s up!Maybe a news broadcast would help thoes who are not as suspicious as some!

  10. Joyce March 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    I just received a letter from Compliance Services to send the $125 for preparation of documents to saytisfy the annual minutes requirement for our corporation. Intuition made me do my due diligence on the internet only to find out this is a scam. Why can’t this be stopped? The address on the return envelope is:
    Compliance Services, 400 Capital Cir SE, Postal Mail Box 18321, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

    • Doug Cornelius March 5, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

      Joyce –

      State regulators are going after the scammers. I recommend that you file a complaint with your state attorney general.

      As with any crime, you can’t stop them from committing the act. You can only punish them after the act.

    • DBRIGHTDAY April 13, 2010 at 9:11 am #

      I too was duped by these scam artists.
      My feeling is to go to the post office in
      Tallahassee, camp out & wait for whom ever is picking up the mail at BOX # 18321. Surely, the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has
      connections to the Post Office(HELLO)!!!!!
      IT WOULD SEEM UNCLE SAM COULD TRACE THE HOLDER OF THIS
      P.O. BOX , & go straight to there OPERATING HEADQUARTERS.
      This sucks. None of us will ever see this $$ again.

  11. Dr Richard Moulton March 9, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    Actually, I thought this was pretty clever. If you didn’t read the form and find out it’s not from the government, then surely the $125 fee would get your attention and make you look and see what it’s for. In my opinion, anyone who doesn’t do due diligence and gets scammed deserves it. What, we need the government to protect us against our own ignorance and lack of paying attention to details? That would be a full-time job…

  12. AM March 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Thank you so much for publishing this and help preventing these people from making money so easily. We definitely need to understand what we’re paying for before sending any money, and the internet and comments likes this are extremely helpful!!

  13. Michael Scarlett March 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Compliance Services
    400 Capital Cir SE
    Postal Mail Box 18321
    Tallahasse, Fl 32301

    P09000037139

    Just received the same infromation from them. Email:corpcomplaincefl@corpsrvc.com

  14. Fl Bkkpr April 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    So I wrote the company a nasty gram and sent it to them in their “prepaid postage” envelope. Seems they should spend some of that money they scammed! Everyone should use the return envelopes, even if you mail it empty!!!

  15. Fl Bkkpr April 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Correction – not a prepaid postage envelopes. Damn… that would’ve been a great idea. Seems I’ll pay the postage to send them my nasty gram.

  16. Dave April 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    If EVERYONE mails back a letter (or 10) with NO POSTAGE on it, they will have to pay for the postage just to recieve the letter, they will think it’s a check for $125.00 but when they open the letter it will have a nice little FU message inside instead! That’s what I’m gonna do anyway!

  17. Mike April 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    I just mailed back their envelope with the words Return to Sender FRAUD written in big red marker and the other envelope also both with NO POSTAGE. Some one should wait for them at their P.O. Box!

  18. Robert April 13, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    I’m going a bit further – I’ve contacted the state attorney generals office, I’ve left them 19 messages, I’ve contacted several newspapers and I’ve started my own youtube channel devoted to ridding the planet of these fraudsters.
    Corporate Compliance Center of Sacramento will NOT be in business in 6 months. I’m also planning a picket in front of their corporate headquarters

  19. Anon April 15, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    I contacted the Attorney General’s office here in FL. They had me FAX the documents to them. Then I copied the documents (kept the originals for my files) and mailed the copies back with a not to “Have A Nice Day!” I did not put postage on the envelope. Let the USPS go after them for the cost of the stamp.

  20. john mclaughlan April 15, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    I received this letter and I am glad I researched online.
    These indiviuals should be arrested, there is no excuse in trying to scam small corporations!
    Hope the FBI gets involved and arrest these individuals.
    John P.

  21. john macdonald April 19, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    COMPLIANCE SERVICES
    TALLAHASSEE
    18321
    I RECIEVED THIS FORM A COUPLE A WEEK AGO AND HAVE TILL WEDNESDAY TO SEND IT BACK WITH THE $125 FEE, I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SEND A CHECK, BUT SOMETHING DID NOT ADD UP WHEN YOU READ THE LETTER OVER AGAIN. CHEEKY SODS

  22. ROY MIDDLETON April 25, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    WELLL GUESS I GOT TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS,,GOT THE LETTER AND THOUGHT IT WAS FROM THE STATE, SO SENT THE MONEY AND KNOW GET A NOTICE FROM MY ACCTT THAT I OWE THE 150$,,SO LIVE AND LEARN I GUESS DONT KNOW WHAT COULD DO ABOUT IT…ROY

  23. John May 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    I just received the same letter to pay $125. I never saw before payment like that. Why FBI does not take care of this case. Many people probobly pay..They still money form hard working peolple sapecialy at this time, when is no jobs.
    John

  24. Becks Auto Service May 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    05/04/10 I received the letter from Corporate Compliance and also decided to Google the name and found it is a fraud..
    Sebastian, Florida

  25. j brevery May 5, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    i receive a letter compliance serv. 44 capital cir.se po box 18321 Tallahassee 32301,and i call sunbiz to follow up .They told me that was not them. that i was current.
    I could call attorney General . Those scamers should be porsued to the full extend of the law and some..

  26. Cleo May 7, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Take care with this thieves:
    Compliance Services
    400 Capital Cir SE
    Postal Mail Box 18321
    Tallahasse, Fl 32301
    corpcomplaincefl@corpsrvc.com

    I just received the same information from them, to pay $125. I never saw before payment like that. Why FBI does not take care of this case. Many people probobly pay them, Please! we have to do something! we are in difficult times now and we cannot allow that unscrupulous people take advantage others that are working honestly.
    Cleo.

  27. annie May 12, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Good thing I checked. Thought it was weird that I had never received this before and the form said ‘ not endoresed by any government agency’

  28. Hal in Miami May 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    Just got their letter from Tallahassee…looks very official.

    I have filed official complaints with the Dept of State of Florida and written a complaint letter to the State Attorney General for action to be taken. We do not need these scammers.

  29. L Taylor May 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Got one of these on May 15. You really have to wonder how much money these thieves have made off of their mailings. I am filing complaints in the morning.

  30. don May 18, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    i just received a letter of compliance wanting me to send $125.
    i check it out and was very happy to find out this is fraud thank you.

  31. Joe May 21, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    I just got this scam in the mail. I am glad I checked the web.
    If somebody can give me the address on the PO BOX
    I will go to Tallahassee and wait with a baseball stick
    to see who picks the mail up.

    • Nancy May 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

      Their address is 400 Capital Circle S. E., PO Box 18321, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

  32. Elizabeth May 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    I RECIEVED THE SAME LETTER A COUPLE A WEEK AGO AND HAVE TILL MONDAY TO SEND IT BACK WITH THE $125 FEE, I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SEND A CHECK, PUT IT IN THE ENVELOPE AND SEALED IT WITH A STAMP BUT SOMETHING DID NOT ADD UP WHEN YOU READ THE LETTER OVER AGAIN SO I WENT ONLINE AND THIS WHAT POPS UP THANK YOU GUYS FOR POSTING THIS UP.

  33. Mike May 27, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    Hello. I received a green envelope in the mail today from Compliance Services, 400 Capital Cir SE, Postal Mail Box 18321, Tallahassee, FL 32301. They wanted me to pay $125 and fill out a form called Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders. I immediately Googled the company and found this website. Thank you for this information. I hope others do not lose their money or worse yet, lose their identity.

  34. Clyde Duffield May 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    THANK YOU ALL. They almost got me too.

  35. Nancy May 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    I just received my green envelope from Compliance Services of Tallahassee today. It looked suspicious so I googled the company before I called my accountant. Glad I did. Thank you for posting this fraud warning. We need to get a law passed to stop this type of fraud.

  36. Norm P May 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    The real question to be asked: With government gorwing is size by the second, why is there no one in the Attorney General’s Office filing an action against this piece of human debris?

    The mere fact that Florida allows this to continue speaks volumes on why scammers flourish in the Sunshine State.

    • Chris May 28, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

      I almost got fooled too. This scam has been going on for 2+ years in many other states and our law enforcement will do nothing to stop it. All they would have to do is stake out the boxes and coordinate a massive arrest. Our gov is worthless about protecting us yet they give themselves big salaries and pensions. This is a scam that should not be running. Period.

  37. Charlie K June 2, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    I was just about to write a check and post it return receipt requested (it had to be sent in by June 2) when I remembered I filed my yearly with Florida as I do every year. I did not remember ever filing out the form from Compliance Services. I mentioned it to my wife and she told me about someone she knew who fell for this scam. I then came to this website and read up on it. Spread the word and thanks for looking out.

  38. Rob June 2, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    I just took over books for our corp. roughly a year ago and just recieved this in the mail. I asked former book keeper if he ever filled this out and he said he never seen it. Thanks for the info, these people should face criminal charges. I went as far as filling the form out and when I noticed they wanted $125.00 I became skeptical. Thanks, again

  39. Stefany Slone June 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    I received a letter dated May 12, 2010 asking for a reply by June 9, 2010 with $125. Lots of red flags went up on this similar to other posters on this site. We have had our corporation since 2003 and have never received anything like this. I called Tallahassee yesterday and was told it was fraudulent. I have contacted 3 local television statements and stressed the urgency of telling the public about this situation. This documents appears legitimate and business owners will not want to take a chance on not being compliant with the State of Florida. “Compliance Services” is making a killing off this fraud and somehow it needs to stop. It shouldn’t matter that they cover their butts with the non-government agency jargon. The Attorney General needs to do something NOW.

  40. Judith June 7, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    I just received the same letter to pay $125 payable to compliance service by June 10/2010. It’s the Florida Business Corporations Act Chapter 607.21601(1). This letter from Tallahassee FL looks very official… WHAT IS GOING ON GUYS , THIS IS WHAT THE FBI NEED TI GET INVOLVE IN.. THIS MUST BE AN INSIDE JOB , IT LOOKS TOO GOOD, LUCKLY I CAME OM GOOGLE AND SAW ALL YOUR COMMENT BECAUSE I WOULD LOOSE $125.00 OF WHAT I DO NOT HAVE IN THE FIRST PLACE , I JUST CAME ON TO LOOK FOR THE # TO CALL THEM TO FIND OUT WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR BECAUSE IF YOU NOTICE THERE IS NO NUMBER IN LETTER FOR THEM.. I HOPE THESE GYUS GET CAUGHT ….

  41. Randy June 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Just got the same letter. These guys deserve to die. No really die. This is an act or terrorism. They should be treated like terrorists and put to death. A slow painful death.
    Just my opinion anyway.

  42. Barbara June 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    We just got this letter yesterday. I filled out the form last night, but something just didn’t seem right, since I didn’t remember ever having to fill one out before. Fortunately, sending a check to Compliance Services just didn’t ring true, so before I wrote a check, I decided to google them. Thanks for all who have posted…saved us $125!!

  43. Bob June 9, 2010 at 12:07 am #

    June 8th.Bradenton Fl. Just got the same letter from Compliance Services

  44. HadEnough June 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Just received mine in the mail.

    Found some potassium cyanide out in the warehouse … I will be including it with my check. Recommend everyone reading this blog to do something similar … looks like potassium chloride commonly known as table salt. Nearly impossible to tell the difference until it is too late.

    Can you imagine opening up these letters if you worked for this company? Might not be so fun to scam people when you really don’t know if you are going to end up in the hospital later that night or if it was just a harmless prank.

    How do you like us now???

  45. Sally June 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    The PO Box is at a UPS store

    400 CAPITAL CIR SE
    STE 18
    TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301-3839

    Phone: (850)942-5422
    Fax: (850)942-5429

    http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/3409/

  46. Semper Fi June 11, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Wonder how many $125 checks it takes to pay this mortgage? Looks like a pretty big house to me

  47. dogtrainers June 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    How awful is this? As a small business, we continually struggle to get everything done and processed before deadline after deadline…. almost wrote the friggin check for this too! Why are they still allowed to be up and running? Hopefully the potassium cyanide will give them something to think about.

  48. pool cleaning lady June 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    I figured it was a scam… too bad we can’t send it back with “postage due” on their end. Someone spent a lot of time looking up corporate records. i am a hardworking small business also. Also, used to be a private investigator. I am skeptical of anything that looks too official.

  49. Sandra August 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Found out too late!!! I had paid it last year and thought it was accurate since I had just incorporated my company.

  50. Tammy January 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    I, too, paid it last year and found out it was a scam too late. As a matter of fact, just got another one in the mail today for my restructured corporation. Cannot believe they are still operating! All small businesses beware!!!

    • scott September 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      and the checks are payable to compliance services not the commonwealth of mass

  51. Mitchie January 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    People its clearly a scam. I got mine in the mail today and googled Compliance services and sure enough.

    U have to be a little smarter and do you due diligence before sending ur check into the abyss.

  52. JP February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    I am looking at one right. I almost sent it out but thn i noticed my address on the form have a series of numbers and the word ” Auto” in middle. typically these serial are used by direct mail marketing company. Ithen gogle the company well, the rest is history. I saved $125.00 today.

  53. silver fox February 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    We have had this corp. for 10 years and had never receiveda minutes
    requirement. Thank goodness I looked them up. Something needs to be done with this scam! I am in Florida.

  54. Unconvinced February 11, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    I started filling out the form and then saw the fee of $125 was due and then I went back and read the letter and form more carefully and I said to myself, OH HELL NO!

    If you read the form (CS FORM MIN FL-11) carefully, it states in capital letters – THIS PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

    Perhaps this is a statement that will prevent Compliance Services from being sued.

    Unfortunately the corporation records are public and any scam artist can request them. I’m glad I looked up “Compliance Services” and saw all the complaints. Thanks John & Jane Q. Public!

    • Misty January 10, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      I wish I had been as smart as some of you. I was scamed for 125.00. The states should be sending out a letter warning us as comsumers about this scam. They can send us an email asking us to renew our corp. they can send us an email warning us of this dispicable scam. beware!!!!

  55. Rich February 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I spent the stamp and sent them back a picture of someone flippin’ the bird.

    Ha

    • Jeanette May 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

      I am seriously laughing out loud! This is hilarious!! LOVE IT!

  56. Frances Childers February 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    I’m looking at one too just got it today. I just did my annual report and paid my fee. I have done this every year since we incorporated and this was the first time I got this letter and noticed that it said did not comply with the annual reporting requirements, read more carefuly and there was a disclosue that it was not approved by any government agency. So I went searching and found this site. Thank goodness I did not get caught in this scam.

  57. sharon March 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I have filed a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General. The response was that their office did reach agreement with Compliance Services for past solicitations and refunds have been made. However, according to the Attorney General, since there is language buried in the solicitation that this is not a government approved or endorsed product and that the product is not a governmental document, and the solicitation refers to the correct Florida Statutes, Compliance Services is doing nothing wrong. So in my opinion, Compliance Services can continue to rip people off with the government’s blessing

    • Gloria April 15, 2011 at 12:07 am #

      Hello,

      Sadly I already send the check.
      Where can I complain so that I may get my refund?
      I just started my company and they rip me off of $125.00!
      Please help!!!

  58. michael scavuzzo March 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    I can’t believe that they can get away with this scam. Is the state or government too lazy to do something about it. What services are Compliance Services offering for the $125.00. How can the Attorney General’s office say that it is legal. How come the state of North Carolina was able to stop them.

  59. Rob April 29, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    The fraudulent company is in Tallahassee and still our great Florida government cant do anything to prevent them from STEALING from us. Just another example of how our leaders in Talahassee do not care about us or our businesses. It is no wonder people are leaving the state at record speeds.

  60. Tom May 2, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Anyway to find out the people behind “compliance services”? Then they could get a few phone calls from the people that they ripped off.

    • JHM May 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

      See my post for May 25, 2011. Got his PHONE NUMBER and NAME in it – plus info for MORE if you want it….

      The guy is filthy SCUM.

      JHM

  61. Kelly May 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Thanks for all the information.. my boss got this and thanks to all of your information I am able to save him $125.00 today.

  62. tyrone biggums May 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I get these every year in Florida
    I fill them out with “President – Richard M Nixon, Tyrone Biggums and all sorts of names – spit in the envelope a few times…. every year.

    Scum

    • Jeanette May 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

      Too funny!!

  63. Jeanette May 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I have been a Legal Assistant for 20 years and in charge of my company’s compliance. The form from this company looked bogus to me so I went on line to check them out and found THOUSANDS of postings from people complaining about this shameless scam. I contacted the BBB, made a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General. EVERYONE needs to file formal complaints … squeeky door! The more that complain the harder it will eventually be for them to conduct business under the radar. Like others have posted, I also have the urge to reply back to them in some clever way to let them know they did not fool me and that I have filed formal complaints against them. These people are bottom feeders. I hope they all end up in jail some day!

  64. JHM May 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    It’s a scam, the guy runs it from California and tricks people by getting a UPS Store mailing address located in the State he’s scamming people in this month. Once he’s done, he moves on to another State and another Mailbox’s Etc. address. All of the mail is forwarded to him in California. No it’s not legal and yes he has been caught at it more than once. The idiot in question is Selwyn Monarch and his number is 1-818-654-5334.

    I ‘ain’t skeered’ of this idiot. I called his a$$ personally.

    Want to know more? Look up the NC Sec. of State website and look in the lower center of the main page for the Compliance TRO Order link – it’s 79 pages of everything you ever wanted to know about a useless piece of $#!t like this, but couldn’t care less about…

    Nice copies of the junk forms he sent to NC State businesses. Also had his personal info and home address for all to see also.

    Scum.

    JHM

  65. BJB September 8, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Send them a check drawn on a closed account.

  66. Hank January 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Rec’ed this form today. Googled and found out it’s a scam. Planning on sending the fee in Monopoly money in a couple of days.

  67. Galal Ramadan April 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I had sent 2 checks to Compliance Services for 2010 and 2012 letters denamding payments for annual minutes. I filed complained with Consumer Complaint Agency on March 27, 2012. To my surprise after 5 days I received a check from Compliance Services of $250 as refund for the 2 payments I have made to them in 2010 and 2012….
    Website: ConsumerComplaintAgency.org
    Phone# 1-888-377-1819
    Fax# 1-888-737-6930
    If you need more info. please email me: gramadan@grgraphics.net

  68. Del Gran April 22, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    Our letter to was received on April 17, 2012 from:
    Compliance Services
    5962 Zebulon Rd.
    Postal Mail Box 363
    Macon, GA 31210-2031

    Reviewing the postings at several web sites with postings by businesses receiving these solicitations, I find complaints about these or similar letters being sent to both S and C Corporations in fourteen states including AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, IL, MA, MT, NC, NY, OH, OR and TX.

    Compliance Services web site claims the following:
    “The documents we prepare for your corporation will keep you in compliance with your state’s requirements and allow you to avoid the necessity of holding actual meetings of the necessary parties.”
    http://www.corpsrvc.com/
    Form does not include any information about the meeting, just the Officers, Directors and Shareholders. Specifically no information about the date, place, or what was discussed in the annual meeting. How can you complete meeting minutes? Does the Secretary of State agree that fictitious meeting minutes replace the need for actually having an annual meeting?

    State Bar of CA Profile for Selwyn J Monarch:
    http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/31025
    Above lists Selwyn J Monarch as “Inactive but eligible to become active” and includes address, phone, fax and email address.

    Document from link in above profile for a CA State Bar Court Case # 00-O-12562 dated July 18, 2004 signed by the judge on Jan 29, 2004.
    http://members.calbar.ca.gov/courtDocs/00-O-12562.pdf
    Last sentence of Legal Conclusion on Pages 12-13 of the above PDF:
    Respondent failed to keep Clients reasonably informed of significant
    developments in the Clients’ cases, in willful violation of section 6068(m) of the California
    Business and Professions Code.

    The above was assembled via Google searches on April 21, 2012 for the following:
    “Compliance Services” SCAM
    “Annual Minutes Requirement”
    “Selwyn J Monarch”

  69. Del Gran April 23, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    2009 COURT CASES in NC and TX:

    NC took action against Compliance Services in 2009 and identifies the Owner as Selwyn J Monarch. The settlement requires payment of $25,000:
    http://www.ncnn.com/business/6646-state-stops-deceptive-mailings-to-businesses

    Additional documents related to NC Temporary Restraining order, etc:
    http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/pdf/TROExtendedOrder.pdf
    http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/pdf/TROCorporate.pdf

    The last link is a 71-page document. Selwyn J Monarch is identified as the Agent and Principal Officer of Corporate Services, Inc. d/b/a Compliance Services, Corporate Services and CORPSRVC.COM. The above link includes Exhibits of mailings and notices from several states, UPS Mailbox application, CA Drivers License, etc.

    Exhibit #6 in the above link includes a copy of similar Texas Action (Cause # 2009-40126)

    I summarized all the 2012 postings at:
    http://scriptionary.com/2009/03/07/annual-minutes-requirement-scam/
    Twenty Six Florida Postings starting with #327 starting in January.
    Six Georgia Postings starting with # 378 in April.
    One Posting from CA without any postings from states other than FL, GA and CA.

    My letter to GA Attorney General goes in the mail tomorrow. Somebody needs to notify the Attorney General in FL. GO CLASS ACTION #373 … it is funny to hear that an attorney got scammed … lends credibility to how confusing these notices are in spite of the disclaimers.

    • Carlos April 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Here is the corpsrvc.com internet registry information…it appears to be a front.

      Registrant:
      Domains By Proxy, LLC
      DomainsByProxy.com
      15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
      Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
      United States

      Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
      Domain Name: CORPSRVC.COM
      Created on: 05-Nov-08
      Expires on: 01-Mar-13
      Last Updated on: 07-Jan-11

      Administrative Contact:
      Private, Registration
      Domains By Proxy, LLC
      DomainsByProxy.com
      15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
      Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
      United States
      (480) 624-2599 Fax — (480) 624-2598

      Technical Contact:
      Private, Registration
      Domains By Proxy, LLC
      DomainsByProxy.com
      15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
      Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
      United States
      (480) 624-2599 Fax — (480) 624-2598

  70. Del Gran April 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    NORTH CAROLINA CONSENT AGREEMENT:

    Consent Agreement and Permanent Injuction signed by State of NC and Compliance Services on March 10, 2011:
    http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/pdf/ConsentJudgmentSigned031011.pdf

    Item 4 on page 3 references over 600 pieces of mail to “Compliance Services” being held at the UPS Store in Raleigh as of Oct 2009.
    600 x $125 = $75,000
    Assuming that 50% of the envelopes contained “Monopoly Money”, spit, etc, would still mean $37,500 in the envelopes. Terms of the consent order was payment of $25,000 and agreement not to make future mailings unless in compliance with the requirements of the consent agreement. As I understand the consent agreement, the 600 pieces of mail were released to Attorney General of NC for return to senders.

    Pages 5-7 of the Consent Agreement contains a long list of conditions which future solicitations by Compliance Services to NC businesses must comply with. Condition d) at top of page 7 specifies that future solicitations could not be sent between Feb 15 and April 30 annually to avoid confusion to NC Corporations filing of Annual Reports or payment of annual filing fee.

    From:
    http://scriptionary.com/2009/03/07/annual-minutes-requirement-scam/
    Postings #274, 277, 278, 279, 281, 282, 283, 284 and 286 all use the following address:
    Compliance Services
    2820 Selwyn Ave,
    Postal Mail Box 847,
    Charlotte, NC 28209

    The above address corresponds with UPS Store #2153 at 2820 Selwyn Ave:
    http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/2153/

    The first of the above postings was on May 26, 2011 and the last was on June 8, 2011.

    The above indicates that these mailings met at least two of the many requirements of the consent order:
    1) No mailings from Raleigh, North Carolina (Changed to UPS Store in Charlotte)
    2) Waited until after April 30 to mail the solicitations

    NC businesses may want to compare any letters received with the complete list of conditions on future solicitations and report to NC Attorney General if they do not believe that the solicitation received complies with all of the conditions on pages 5-7 of the Consent Agreement.

  71. Del Gran May 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    OTHER SCAMS BY SELWYN J MONARCH:

    California Bar Journal, Official Publication of the State Bar of CA, includes the details of the 2004 action listed by “The State Bar of California” web site for Selwyn J Monarch Attorney #31025 as referenced in my April 22, 2012 Post above.

    On the web page below, click on “SELWYN J MONARCH” who is the 6th from bottom on the list of attorneys listed under “SUSPENSIONS/PROBATION”:
    http://archive.calbar.ca.gov/%5CArchive.aspx?articleId=59208&categoryId=59126&month=11&year=2004

    From the above, SELWYN J. MONARCH [#31025], 73, of Sherman Oaks was suspended for 30 days, stayed, placed on one year of probation and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect July 10, 2004. (MPRE = Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination)

    According to California Bar Journal, Selwyn J Monarch and another non-attorney owned and operated a business called MP Realty Services. MP sent out form letters seeking clients to represent for the purpose of determining whether home loan borrowers were due a refund for overcharges.

    MP Realty Services ultimately filed three breach of contract lawsuits, two against Fidelity Federal Bank and one against Downey Savings and Loan Association, after the banks declined to settle claims for refunds.

    Judgment was granted against the borrowers represented by MP Realty Services in all three cases, and without the borrower’s knowledge or authorization, MP Realty Services filed appeals. The appeals failed and final judgments totaling $178,000 were entered against the borrowers.

  72. Haviland May 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Almost got scammed myself. Was all ready to complete this form and something told me to check first. Sure glad I did.

  73. Del Gran May 7, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    SELWYN J MONARCH, MEET THE AUTHOR

    Selwyn J Monarch has been a member of “Don Porter’s Thursday Golf Group (DPTGG)” since 1998 and his photo and player profile are at:
    http://dptgg.org/cgi-bin/DPTGG/profile.cgi?SMonarch

    +++++
    Per Intelius on May 1, 2012, Selwyn J Monarch is now Age 80. http://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=1&formname=name&qf=Selwyn&qmi=J&qn=Monarch&qcs=CA&focusfirst=1

    This correlates with Selwyn J Monarch being admitted to the CA State Bar in 1961, 51 years ago with “Disciplinary and Related Actions” in 1994, 1995 and 2004. At age 80, there is some hope that Selwyn J Monarch will get his reward in HELL soon.

    +++++
    I am glad my wife, son and daughter don’t have to face themselves, family and friends knowing that their spouse and father has a long history of operating on the very fringe between scam and legal.

  74. Del Gran May 7, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL MAKE BIG DIFFERENCE:

    What a difference the Secretary of State and Attorney General make:

    +++ NC and TX have taken legal action per my previous postings. You don’t see any recent posts from these states.

    +++ Montana Secretary of State warns:
    “ … if this scam penetrates our borders, I will immediately contact the Attorney General’s office to investigate”.
    http://sos.mt.gov/news/assets/pdfs/2009/Potential_Scam_Alert.pdf
    You don’t see any posts from Montana businesses.

    +++ Georgia has had a warning posted on their web site since February 2008 without taking any action. That is as good as saying it is okay.
    http://www.sos.ga.gov/pressrel/20080220.htm

    +++ Florida SOS web site posts a annual warning during the corporate registration season. Florida Attorney General’s office reached an agreement with Compliance Services in 2009 and states that Compliance Services is following the rules of this settlement via the disclaimers.
    http://m.naplesnews.com/news/2011/apr/27/Compliance-Services-Better-Business-Bureau-minutes/

    +++ California passes legislation effective Jan 1, 2012 requiring the same disclaimer used by Corporate Services as far back as 2009:
    http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/pdf/new-laws-preventing-fraudulent-solicitations.pdf
    This is like passing a law that says “Compliance Services, what you are doing is legal”. You don’t see many posts on this site from CA from there is a separate site for CA:

    The Los Angeles, CA BBB has 81 closed cases and identifies the contact person as “Selwyn J Monarch – Principal”. This site has the most information of any BBB site that I have found:
    http://www.la.bbb.org/business-reviews/Incorporating-Companies/Compliance-Services-in-Studio-City-CA-100049181

    From the above, you can see that Compliance Services knows where the “safe havens” are.

  75. Cheryl Wolvin May 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Great information :)

  76. S Raffensberger September 13, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    (In Florida) Got one last week. Tore it up. Wished I had read this first. I, too would have made up funny names and then sent it in with monopoly money!

  77. Anonymous January 13, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Why am I still getting these ? Fl sucks

  78. Martina August 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I would like to know what to do I called the osha people and they said they do not know what i am talking about so now what do i do refuse the package when it gets here and demand my money back.

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