Archive for December 2010

New SOI Scam Targeting CA Entities

Parasec has just received official-looking documents from an entity calling itself “Department of California Collectors” or DCC. The official-looking documents imply that entities are required to complete the paperwork and return it along with a $175 fee for filing a Statement of Information. Please note: the fee for filing a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State's (CA SOS) office is $20 or $25 - NOT the $175 these scams claim.

Please stay alert because there are many other companies perpetrating similar types of scams. Give us a call if you have ANY questions about documents you may receive, we can help determine if the documents you have received are legitimate or not.

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New Mechanic’s Lien Requirements in CA

According to a blurb in a recent issue of the California State License Board’s (CSLB) newsletter, recent changes to the California mechanic’s lien law will soon require contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to provide property owners with a Notice of Mechanic’s Lien. In addition, a Proof of Service Affidavit must also be completed, signed and delivered to the property owner. The new requirements will take effect January 1, 2011, and failure to comply with them will render the mechanic’s lien unenforceable.

The changes come about as a result of Assembly Bill 457, which can be read in its entirety here.

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