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The links below will guide you to the Corporations pages on the Secretary of State websites.  For the spammers registered in the U.S., I do pretty well finding the spammers here.  Especially those in Florida.  Most states enable free searches, but a few charge.

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 Canada (all provinces)      

The website lets you search all the states at once, but then charges you to see the information.  So, if you don't know where a company is incorporated, you could start here, and then go directly to that state’s
SOS website to get the information for free (in most cases).

Since so many spammers are in Florida, I decided the Fictitious Business Name link was worthy of appearing on this list.
2 Maryland records corporate identity information through the Department of Assessment and Taxation.
3 Texas SOS is more complete but charges $1 per search; Texas Comptroller only has current companies but it's free.

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