Complaint / review text:
Today, 6/22/2016, I received an official looking "time sensitive document" envevelop containing a business mail stamp, an Eagle and "United States Mail" stamped/printed on it with red ink. There is not a post mark stamp.
The envelope also says to open immediately and has a 1700 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee return address on it.
Inside are 2 forms...
2016 ficticous name instruction forms
The notice date at the very top and very bottom (for office use only) of the first page is 6/20/2016.
The first form starts by saying that state records indicate that your fictitious name ________ is due for renewal in 2016. Please respond by 7/15/16.
"FLORIDA ASSUMED NAME SERVICES IS NOT A GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND DOES NOT NAVE A CONTRACT WITH ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE."
It then goes on to asks you to validate all of the information, which is all correct by the way ( name, address, registration date, registration number, Ficticous name) and then has instructions on how to make changes to any of the information they have, if it is inaccurate.
For block 8 it says that "this renewal must be signed in Block 8 with an original signature by at least one owner that is listed in Block 6 or Block 7" (this pertains to a signature oath).
It then informs you to send your $125 check or money order to their address, or you can provide your credit card information.
I was almost tricked into sending the requested $125 immediately. According to sunbiz.org, my renewal isn't due until 12/31/16 and the cost is only $50.