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How To Certify A Copy Of A Document

Notaries are often asked by signers to verify that a reproduction or photocopy of an original document is a true, complete and correct copy of the original. Whether you can do so isn’t always clear-cut. Here are some important facts about copy certification all Notaries should know.


Notary Public Fees To Increase In Several States

Maryland and Wyoming have raised the fees Notaries may charge for performing notarizations, and several other states are considering legislation that would also raise Notary Public fees.


Ocwen Financial Robo-Signing Settlement Is Finalized

Ocwen Financial Robo Settlement Includes Notarization, Training Mandats

Ocwen Financial Corporation, the nation’s largest non-bank mortgage servicing company, has agreed to substantial mandates involving the notarization of foreclosure-related documents as part of a $2.1 billion “robo-signing” settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 49 state Attorneys General.


Four Common Mistakes Notaries Must Avoid

Four Common Mistakes Notaries Must Avoid

It’s crucial for Notaries to be on guard against careless errors. Mistakes on a notarized document can have serious consequences for signers, ranging from delays in filing legal papers to mortgage applications being rejected. 


Bank Notary Accused Of Refusing Request From Atheist

Bank Notary Accused Of Refusing Request From Atheist

The head of a group called American Atheists claims that an employee of a bank in Cranford, New Jersey, refused to notarize several documents for personal reasons, according to statements from the organization.


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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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