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LICENSING SCAM TARGETS CALIFORNIA COSMETOLOGISTS:
BEWARE FAKE LICENSE RENEWAL FORMS IN MAIL

Sacramento, CA - July, 2009 -- California cosmetology licensees are the targets of a recent phony renewal invoice mail scheme. All Licensees should scrutinize any “bills” relating to their licenses carefully The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Cal-BBC) recently posted a warning on its website of a scam targeting beauty licensees in the state.

Cal-BBC warns that a business called the “California License Renewal Service” has been mailing fake “renewal notices” to California cosmetology licensees. These notices offer to file the licensee’s renewal application and fee with the board in exchange for a “service fee” of up to $40.

The Cal-BBC wants cosmetology professionals within the state to know that the California License Renewal Service is neither associated with, nor endorsed in any way by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. When the time comes for you to renew your cosmetology license, the board will mail you its own notice within 90 days of your license’s expiration date.

The real notice will include instructions on how to file for renewal directly with the board. Most importantly, there is no service charge associated with filing your license renewal directly with the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Check out this copy of the phony cosmetology license bill and warn all your California beauty friends to beware. Scammers are trying to get their hands on a piece of your hard-earned money!

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