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Beware! Annual Report Filing Solicitation

I’m inclined to label this as a scam, although technically they do include a disclosure at the top indicating it’s an advertisement. However, the subject line of the email, “Annual Renewal Notice- MRN Designs, LLC,” and the links provided appear highly authentic, nearly deceiving me until I reached the fees screen and realized my annual renewal fee was almost $500! I don’t recall it being that expensive before, prompting me to scrutinize the email further and discover it wasn’t the official government website for renewals.

For North Carolina residents, the official renewal process is conducted here: https://www.sosnc.gov/online_services/search/by_title/_Annual_Report  where the fee is $203.

 

This is the email I received: