Th is last month, I officially established my consulting business, Plans and Clues LLC, with the state of Oregon as well as a US Fedral EIN. At least one of those things puts my business name and address in the public domain … the state of OR. So there are either people or bots scanning the public domain for new businesss so they can contact you …
They sent me this very official sounding and looking document that could easily be mistaken for a state or fedral agency requiring a fee be paid.
But if you read the top paragraph on the right side, if clearly states that this same documentation that they are asking you to pay for is available for free from the state of OR.
This is a scam that they are intending you do NOT read and just go ahead and pay. If not, how many businesses will stay in business if the EXACT same product is available for free from the government?