Before engaging in any dealings with a corporation, you should research who it is you are dealing with. Simple research, like seeing if there telephone number is listed, if they are indexed in search engines, are simple quick steps that will give you a good preliminary idea of who you are dealing with. Chances are if they do not have a listed telephone number or if they are not listed or indexed in a search engine, they are not an established company, and if you wish to continue doing business, this is a *key flag* that you should conduct further investigations on the company. Good information is compiled on corporations from various providers. I recommend Dunn and Bradstreet or Equifax for a quick summery on the companies finances dealings and character. If you are engaging in a serious business venture or large financial transaction with a corporation I recommend hiring a commercial investigator. Always be weary, and be informed.