When official looking documents come in the mail, call us!
You know what it’s like when those documents with an official-looking seal and title arrive in the mail. There’s that little nervous twinge in your stomach. Your mind starts racing about the drama that may be entering your life. Fortunately, you can relax, review the contents and give us a call.
You may receive documentation about business licenses, mortgages or taxation. It could be from the city, state, county or federal government. Regardless, we can take a look at it and advise you on what action needs to be taken, if any.
We should also point out that there are a number of scams out there that we can help you avoid. One recent example is a document that appears to be an official State of California notice for information and payment. It’s actually from a company that fills in the information you provide, completes a form on your behalf and remits it to the State for a charge of about $200. In this case, you would only need to check a box on the official State form if no information has changed, mail it in yourself and save the $200 for something else, perhaps even a donation to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.
The important thing to remember is that we are here to help sort out the real from the not so real and share our thinking on the best way to proceed.