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Secretary Kemp Alerts Georgia Corporations about Solicitations


Secretary Kemp Alerts Georgia Corporations about Solicitations

Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is alerting corporations today that his office has received recent complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called “Georgia Council for Corporations.” The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee of $125. Georgia corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State’s Corporations Division.

Secretary Kemp said, “Georgia’s corporations should be cautious regarding any suspicious solicitation, and practice their due diligence to prevent corporate fraud and identity theft.”

Although the solicitation from the Georgia Council for Corporations contains language from various Georgia Code sections and a disclaimer stating “Georgia Council for Corporations is not a government agency and does not have or contract with any government agency to provide this service.  This does not fulfill the Georgia annual report filing requirement,” 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.

If corporate customers have any questions, please call the Corporations Division Call Center at 404-656-2817.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders.

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