The California Secretary of State has issued another warning regarding misleading solicitations.
The Secretary of State’s office has been advised that letters are being sent to California corporations directing them to submit $495 and a completed form to a private company named “Business Filings Division” in order to dissolve their business entity. A similar letter is being sent to California limited liability companies.
The letter/form does not meet the requirements of the California Corporations Code, and a corporation cannot delegate the obligation to have the Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve and the Certificate of Dissolution signed and verified by the shareholders, members, officers or directors of the corporation.
Additionally, the Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve and the Certificate of Dissolution must be submitted to the California Secretary of State’s office for filing.
If you receive one of these fraudulent solicitations, please let us know.
Also, you can mail a written complaint along with the entire solicitation (including the solicitation letter, the outer and return envelopes, and all related documents) to the California Attorney General’s office, Public Inquiry Unit, P.O. Box 944255, Sacramento, California 94244-2550.
A complaint form, which can be completed online and printed to mail, is available on the California Attorney General’s website at www.ag.ca.gov/consumers/general.php.