Business / Corporation certification

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BBB[edit]

Note that BBB Accreditation is not a reliable measure of the trustworthiness of a business. This doesn't mean that BBB Accreditation is entirely useless since revocation of the accreditation would be an indicator of the untrustworthiness of a site and/or business.

The BBB site clearly states, "BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation...", which means that the semblance of trustworthiness is sold to whichever business pays BBB.

It should also be noted that the BBB site clearly states, "BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services."

Australia[edit]

Searching ASIC's registers will provide you with information on companies, business names, persons, documents and more.
ABN Lookup is the public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR). It provides access to the publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN).
Super Fund Lookup contains publicly available information about super funds that have an ABN. It includes funds regulated by the ATO and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

Canada[edit]

Non-Profit are classified with: Letters Patent (CCA-Part II)
For profit are classified with: Articles of Incorporation


European Commission[edit]

Taxation and Customs Union


Singapore[edit]

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore.

ACRA’s online filing and information retrieval system.

UK[edit]

Company Check[edit]

Check the legitimacy of a Company by name or registered number.

Note that not all businesses are Companies. Sole Traders and Partnerships are not required to be registered at Companies House.

Charity Check[edit]

Check the legitimacy of a UK Charity.

Claims Management Regulator[edit]

responsible for regulating businesses that handle certain types of claims for compensation in relation to personal injury, financial products/services (such as mis-sold payment protection insurance), employment matters, criminal injuries, industrial injuries disablement benefit and housing disrepair.

Company Director Check[edit]

Information about Directors includes Full Name, Date of Birth and Registered Address.

USA[edit]

Physician / Health Professional[edit]

Charities[edit]

  • IRS Publication 78 : http://www.irs.gov/app/pub-78/
    Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. This online version is offered to help you conduct a more efficient search of these organizations.

Patents / Trademarks[edit]

 WARNING: Non-USPTO Solicitations That May Resemble Official USPTO Communications

Global[edit]

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization : http://www.wipo.int/

 WARNING: Requests for Payment of Fees

List of company registers[edit]

This is an incomplete list of company registers by country via Wikipedia

CEO E-mail addresses[edit]