What is g validate? Use with versacheck 3rd
What is g validate? Use with versacheck 3rd
Versacheck now requires you to "validate" before you can print checks. These "validations" are done through Gvalidate. You have to give Gvalidate your routing and bank account number and a scanned copy of your signature. They will then process a one cent check through your bank account. You then take the check number and send that to Gvalidate so now you're "authorized" to print checks. Obviously this takes a few days.(One of our banks tried to return the one cent check as a suspected fraud.) What Versacheck doesn't tell you, is that you only get 165 "validations". You then have to pay for more and they expire after a year.
The older versions of Versacheck have been shut down by Versacheck and won't work. You may want to do a search of the product reviews of Versacheck paying attention to the reviews done in the past couple of months.
Be very careful with this company. I had a very bad experience with gValidate.com. I run a small business in which it is necessary for me to do pre-authorized bank drafts for my client's customers to pay their balances. I have always used Versa Check Presto with no problems whatsoever. Then a few days ago, I logged on and received the message that I would no longer be able to print checks without validating all of my accounts. I was extremely annoyed, and questioned the legitimacy of this. My clients and their customers did not authorize gValidate to withdraw any amount from their bank account, albeit $0.01, they authorized only our company to make any transactions on their account, and I knew we would be liable for allowing them to make this transaction. Additionally, it seemed very intrusive (and unprofessional) to ask my clients' customers to monitor their bank statements and notify me when this $0.01 check cleared so I could input the check number into their software to validate their account. I was extremely hesitant, and extremely annoyed, but felt I had no other choice but to comply with their requirements. They were virtually holding all of my accounts "hostage", because I could not print any of these transactions that were already set up in the Versa Check Presto system. So I began the process of trying to get these accounts validated. I started, of course, with the easiest, which was our business account. I got that one validated. Then I decided I better subscribe to their "ASP" service, just to cover all bases at one time, which would supposedly give me authorization through gValidate to draft checks on the customers' accounts after they were validated. So I paid the annual fee of $9.99. But I was never able to access my ASP account. The main account page said my Level 1 ASP Plan subscription was "Not Activated", yet when I hit the "Activate" key, I got a message saying "Your account has already been activated." By this time, I was so beyond annoyed, and was extremely doubtful of the legitimacy of this company, that I switched from Versa Check Presto to another bank drafting software altogether. I then sent gValidate an email, reminding them that I was never able to access my ASP Plan (I had previously faxed and emailed them letters, stating I was unable to access the ASP Plan, and the only response I received was that, according to their records, my account WAS activated, so they didn't even offer any suggestions or explanations as to why my account screen was saying "Not Activated" and why I could not access my account), and stating that because I was never able to access the ASP Plan, and had switched to a different program and would never be using it, I expected to have my $9.99 refunded. I then received a snooty response back saying that, as their Purchase Agreement stated (WHAT Purchase Agreement??? I just clicked "Enroll" and they charged my bank account.), all sales are final and there are no refunds. What??? If I had been able to access the ASP Plan, I probably would have tried harder to make this work, as I do not have the time to be researching/shopping around/installing new bank drafting software at the last minute, and hoping it doesn't destroy my business. The LAST thing I wanted to do was start over with a new bank drafting program! But I had no choice, I was not able to access the ASP Plan that I had paid for. So now I am in the process of trying to dispute this charge with my bank. It's only a $9.99 charge, and the bank may end up charging me $25.00 to dispute it, but it's the principle of the thing. I feel scammed. Today, I decided to look them up on the BBB Online to see if others had filed complaints similar to mine (should have done this before paying the $9.99!). There isn't even a company by the URL of www.gValidate.com listed on the BBB Online! If it was truly a legitimate company, wouldn't they be listed on the BBB Online? I am a very small company, yet I'm listed on the BBB Online.
I am not going to come right out and call gValidate.com a scam, but based on my experience, I feel scammed. Just be very cautious, if you decide to proceed with gValidate.com!
I have been using versacheck for some time and now upgraded to the new one so I could print checks through Quickbooks. I just spoke to versacheck and they advised that I have to validate all the accounts that I print checks from. This is going to cause some problems since we do payroll for numerous companies. I am requesting a refund from versacheck and will be looking for another software company to assist me in printing checks from Quickbooks. Anyone have any suggestions?
I experienced the same concerns after having been a long time Versacheck user. I have requested a refund of the new Versacheck software that I purchased, but haven't heard back from them regarding my request. I have contacted my VISA card provider and disputed the VersaCheck charge on the basis that VersaCheck's website or in the terms of purchase advises that the Versacheck software cannot be used to print checks without validating the checking accounts through a third party company that, among other things, requires you to (i) create an account with the third party company and (ii) send a copy of your signature to the third party company. If you have purchased VersaCheck software and are as disappointed as I, consider asking for a refund from VISA. Maybe that will help Versacheck see the that failure to fully disclose the minimum use requirements of their software has consequences.
I contacted Versacheck and the bums would not refund my purchase since I had made it at a local retailer and not on line with them. I was in luck that the retailer gave me a gift card in exhcange since I do business with them on a regular basis. I sent versacheck a letter in disgust with their product and refund policy-which I don't think they will care one way or another. I would recommend to stay away from versacheck if possible.
Has anyone found an alternative to VersaCheck? gValidate is just another way for G7PS to get more money from small businesses.
I have been using Versacheck for about 10 years and have been very setisfied untill this validation requirement. I have went through already what some of you have gone through or/and going through now. It is rediclous to release your customers information to third party company everytime you have to process a check draft. I have found a short and my be a long term solution and I hope it may help you all. I found this software called: eZCheckPrinting here is the link: http://www.halfpricesoft.com/&...; I hope this helps you all. I have already wrote a review about VersaCheck and I have seen lots of users complainig as well. I thing this may send a message to them. I have folllowed up their reasoning of requering Gvalidation processs is due to a law suite against Versacheck known as G7 Products by several people due to collection companies using Versacheck software to scam people.
Thank you--I'm a long time, very satisfied Versacheck user, probably 15 years or more; but it only took me a couple hours of nonsense with Versacheck and gValidate before I knew it was divorce. I ordered eZCheckPrinting based on your post. THANK YOU!
The check printing software I use is called insticheck. You can download a free trial from www.insticheck.com
Seems to work pretty good. I use it to print the check form for quickbooks. I didn't want to do the hassle of gvalidate.
VersaCheck to me is an excellent product, having used for 15 years +-. However, the GValidate has caused me some concerns and unnecessary grief.
I have done a bit of research and find that GValidate is owned by iProlog Corporation and the senior officers of both corporaitons appear to be the same people.
For interesting reading :http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0523155/100615neoviopinion.pdf
I'm looking for an alternative also. I almost validated and came across this post due to suspicion. Not interested in wasting precious time with Gvalidate.
I am now using CheckSoft, but make sure you get the 2012 version. If you are using a newer version of Quickbooks (2011 or 2012) you cannot use the older version of Checksoft (2010). You will need to make sure you use the 2012 version to work with it. You will need to learn how to use the program before trying to print from Quickbooks. It appears that the new version expires one year after activating it. So you will probably have to renew to keep using it.
Please send your complaints about VersaCheck and gValidate to the following website:
Thank you for the posting--I added my name to the potential lawsuit.
We are going through this now. Have used versacheck for years without problems but now after the upgrade, i dont feel good about giving them our account numbers to store on their system.
I have been using Versacheck for about 10 years and have been very setisfied untill this validation requirement. I have went through already what some of you have gone through or/and going through now. It is rediclous to release your customers information to third party company everytime you have to process a check draft. I have found a short and my be a long term solution and I hope it may help you all. I found this software called: eZCheckPrinting here is the link: http://www.halfpricesoft.com/&.... ; I hope this helps you all. I have already wrote a review about VersaCheck and I have seen lots of users complainig as well. I thing this may send a message to them. I have folllowed up their reasoning of requering Gvalidation processs is due to a law suite against Versacheck known as G7 Products by several people due to collection companies using Versacheck software to scam people.
once your account is validated, all of your checks will print out with a big ugly watermark spamming gvalidate.com. time to request a refund from my bank and move on to something else.
your "verified" checks will spam the company now.. all checks will look like this:
also im not sure if i trust this now, whos to say that gvalidate/versacheck (same company) is not tracking all of my checks??
The Gvalidation seal does will not do anything or will make your check safe. I recently talked to two bank managers and ask if they knew anything about this company. One Wells Fargo Manager has contacted their corporate office and told me this seal is nothing but a water mark. It will not give your anything, this company doesn't have any relationship with any financial instutions. What is the porpuse of buying codes or seals that don't give any security or peac of mind for your business. Don't give your customers information to this company. I have read numerous complains regarding to Gvalidate and Versacheck.
I had a bad experience with Versacheck about 12 years ago and discovered CheckMagic www.checkmagic.com This works great with QB.