Secretary of State warns over "Compliance Services"
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:23:19 GMT —
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has sent out an alert after announcing that his office has received recent complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services."
According to the press release, the firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. Despite what the solicitation claims, Georgia corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State's Corporations Division.
Secretary Kemp said in the release that "Georgia's corporations should be cautious regarding any suspicious solicitation, and practice their due diligence to prevent corporate fraud and identity theft."
The release adds that, although the solicitation from Compliance Services contains language from various Georgia Code sections and a disclaimer stating "This product has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency and this offer is not being made by an agency of the government," some corporate officers have been understandably confused by the official-looking documents. It is important to remember that any official statement or request from the Secretary of State will clearly indicate its origin by displaying the State Seal and the name of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
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