Recently, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) warned corporations of a non-government entity running a scheme trying to collect a fee. The fee of $59.99 is in order to receive a certificate of good standing that this entity implies is required in order to stay in compliance with the state business formation requirements.
The Department says that businesses should stay on alert even though there have not yet been any confirmed cases of Michigan businesses. According to the Department a few Arizona businesses have already been affected by the entity.
LARA said that if a business receives the mailing they should contact the United States Postal Inspections Service to report mail fraud and keep the document and envelope that it came in or contact the Michigan Office of the Attorney General.
If a business is in need of a certificate of good standing they are available through the Corporations Division and cost $10.