I looked it over and it had all my correct business information on it, but no website to pay at (I usually pay my LLC fees online) and to send a check to some entity which wasn’t the Secretary of State office.
I logged in to my account to see if I even owed anything and why suddenly $130. My account showed me I was in good standing in current payments, and nothing due for 4 more months.
I figure a lot of people are paying this entity, thinking their LLC fees are due. I do not know whom they are sending money to, nor if any would be applied to the Secretary of State office, but in my case, it would be well before it is due. This is a LLC scam – they make it look official and there is no guarantee your fee will be paid to the state.
In looking at it further, there is a statement, in tiny print, on it stating that it is not a government agency and that the filing can be done directly with the state for a $10 fee. That means IF they are brokering to pay the filing fee, they are making $120 to do something you can do in a couple minutes (and telling you to pay months in advance so you will forget about it seems to be part of the LLC scam). If they are not even making the payment, they might just be taking your money and you still have to file when it is due.
The lesson to learn is read the entire mailing including the small print, then be suspicious of anything odd. Check your own filing information to see if it even matches up. You can save your money by being more discerning and cautious. PR