The following is a list of confirmed scams against Californians and businesses in the State of California, and what you can do if you have been a victim of a
- Posted December 8, 2011
Phishing Scam Claiming
to Offer Money for Victims: Official–looking emails offering fraud compensation awards are being sent to Californians. These emails are not
from the Secretary of State and may be part of an identify theft scam. Listed are resources for reporting suspicious emails and the appropriate government
agencies to contact if you have been a victim of an Internet email scam.
- Posted October 14, 2011
Secretary of State
Business Identity Theft Resources: Tips on how you can prevent business identity theft and what you should do if you become a victim of business
- Updated November 23, 2009 / Posted February 19, 2009
Misleading Business Solicitations: Certain private companies have been soliciting business
through mass mailings to corporations and limited liability companies, implying the entities must go through a private, third party vendor –
and pay an exorbitant fee – in order to file a Statement of Information or termination document with the California Secretary of State.
Last updated: December 8, 2011