One good way to verify if a company is still in business is to check through the Better Business Bureau or the BBB website. The BBB is a nonprofit, business-member organization whose main concerns include awarding ratings to businesses and giving accreditation to member companies that are in good standing.
To verify the existence and standing of a business using the BBB's free service, log on to the website search the company's name. Search the database of the BBB to find the business reliability of a company and its management system. Complaints against a company are also recorded in the BBB database as well as the company's responses to the complaints.