- July 15, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his office has filed suit against a Florida business for scamming Pennsylvania business owners. The scammers sent letters to businesses, acting as the Commonwealth’s Department of State, claiming that business owners needed to apply for a certificate of good standing in order to lawfully do business in Pennsylvania. Business owners were sent legitimate certificates of good standing, but the scammers charged double the cost of receiving a real certificate from the Commonwealth..
“PA Certificate Service thought they could get away with scamming Pennsylvanians—all they’ve really certified is that they’ll have to face my office in court,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “We’re committed to protecting Pennsylvanians starting small businesses that boost local economies and enrich communities across the Commonwealth.”