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Hotline Tip: Giving An Oath To A Credible Identifying Witness

By NNA Staff on December 01, 2009 - When relying on a credible identifying witness, you should administer an oath or affirmation. Here is some recommended wording.

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Hotline Tip: How To Determine A Signer's 'Representative Capacity'

By NNA Staff on December 01, 2009 - Notarial wording often lists a signer's title. This designation is called the signer's "representative capacity," and notarizations with this designation need to be handled with care.

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Hotline Tip: What Is Imposture?

By NNA Staff on December 01, 2009 - Imposture is when a dishonest person obtains a genuine identification document from a state or federal issuing agency by posing as another person and falsely submitting the other person's name.

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing An Acknowledgment That Has Already Been Signed

By NNA Staff on November 02, 2009 - A common misconception about Notaries is that they are always required to witness a client signing the document in the Notary's presence.

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Hotline Tip: Best Practices Regarding Subscribing Witnesses

By NNA Staff on October 01, 2009 - Tips on using a subscribing witness during a signing.

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Hotline Tip: Fixing A Bad Seal Impression

By NNA Staff on October 01, 2009 - You’re at the final stages of a notarization. Everything’s gone smoothly until you stamp the document, and the seal is unreadable. What do you do?

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Hotline Tip: What Is A Loose Certificate?

By NNA Staff on October 01, 2009 - A loose certificate is a notarial certificate that is contained on a separate sheet of paper and is not part of the original document.

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Hotline Tip: Best Practices On Fingerprinting A Signer

By NNA Staff on August 18, 2009 - Tips on how to properly fingerprint your signer.

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Hotline Tip: Using A Web Site And Social Networking To Grow Your Business

By NNA Staff on August 18, 2009 - How enterprising Notaries use such sites to promote their business and find new customers.

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Hotline Tip: Certifying An Event

By NNA Staff on August 17, 2009 - Notaries often are asked to certify that certain events or actions have occurred, but this is not the usual notarial act. What do you do?

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