• Report: #950428
Complaint Review:

Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center

  • Submitted: Wed, October 03, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, October 03, 2012

  • Reported By: Christina — San Francisco California United States of America
Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center
2740 Fulton Ave, Ste 203 Sacramento, California United States of America

Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center FBNRS I received a very official letter with paperwork and a bill requiring me to pay $150.00 to renew my Fictitious Business Name + a $35.00 fee to legalize the minor modification in ownership for my small Sacramento, California

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I received a very official looking letter with paperwork and a bill indicating I must pay $150.00 to renew my Fictitious Business Name, as well as an additional $35.00 to legalize a minor modification of ownership for my small business. I am a new business owner, and was completely duped by the professional looking paperwork and payment demands of this company, who calls themselves "Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center" or FBNRS. I paid a total of $185.00 to this company.

A month or so later, I received a notice from San Francisco's County Clerk indicating that my business name had not been renewed, and that it was about to expire. When I called San Francisco's County Clerk to uncover the problem, they told me that I was scammed by the "FBNRS", and that, instead of paying $185.00, I should have worked directly with the SF County Clerk, where I would have only paid $82.00 total for the Fictitious Business Name renewal + ownership modification. I am furious because the FBNRS posed as my only option for renewal. Their paperwork suggested explicitly that the only way to avoid losing my Fictitious Business Name, is by paying them. I had no idea there was another option.

It pains me to know that this fraudulent company is targeting small business owners, who are at the very core of our economy. I would like my money back, as well as a public record of this repeated scam performed by "FBNRS."

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/03/2012 03:50 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/fictitious-business-name-renewal-center/sacramento-california-95821/fictitious-business-name-renewal-center-fbnrs-i-received-a-very-official-letter-with-paper-950428. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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