A few members of the Georgia Bar Association have passed along the following memo from the Secretary Of State’s office. It appears they have a fraud problem with accepting ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments online.
At the request of the Secretary of State, we are sending you this message.
As most of you are aware, the Georgia Secretary of State switched to a new software solution for the Corporations Registration site in 2013 called cGov. Within this system, you are able to make online payments via credit card and ACH (Automated Clearing House). Recently, we have noticed a few cases of fraud when using the ACH function, so we have made a decision to shut down ACH until further notice. The effective date to shut down is Jan. 15.
Before making this final transition we wanted to give each of you a heads up and make sure you are prepared for this transition. If you have any questions or comments regarding this decision, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.
Director of Corporations
Brian P. Kemp
Georgia Secretary of State