I have received similar emails from many organizations in the last month, because our registration is up in January. I don’t know about this one specifically. Everyone should be aware that you don’t have to pay to register, you just go to the SAM website and do it yourself – there’s no fee.


From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Calais Town Clerk
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:35 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: FW: Fraudulent? Beware Federal SAM renewal


Dear Clerks/Treasurers:


Here in Calais we received a phone call “reminder” and email that we believe is connected to a Scam. Beware! You may want to block if you receive an email. See below. Jonathan is our Selectboard Administrator forwarding the alert to us.


Judy Robert, Town Clerk, Calais


From: Jon Williams [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:30 AM
To: Judy Fitch <[log in to unmask]>; Calais Treasurer <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fwd: Federal SAM renewal


Hi Folks,

This is the group I am suspicious about (email forwarded below). They are under investigation by the Better Business Bureau for misrepresenting themselves as the SAM (System for Award Management) federal entity. Please let me know if you see anything on your municipal forums/listservs about other towns beings fraudulently contacted by this organization.


Thank you,



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: James O'Reilly <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Subject: Federal SAM renewal
To: [log in to unmask]

Good day,


Regarding your SAM renewal, please see attached invoice. You can pay with the link on the invoice or call me back and I can receive that for you. You may also pay by check.


If you choose to pay directly from the online link embedded on the invoice you will be able to input card or checking information.


If you pay with a paper check please make your check out to Federal Processing Registry. To expedite your renewal process, scan it and email it to me so that we can get started on your renewal the same day.


Please mail your check to:

Federal Processing Registry

36181 East Lake Rd.

Suite 210

Palm Harbor, Florida 34685



Thank you,


James O’Reilly

Registration Specialist

Federal Processing Registry

Phone: (727) 601 – 0294 extension 2

Fax: (727) 953 - 8362


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Jonathan L. Williams

Selectboard Administrator

Town of Calais, Vermont

120 Pekin Brook Road

East Calais, VT 05650

(802) 456-8721