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Michigan Issuing New Enhanced IDs

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - Residents here now can obtain an enhanced driver’s license that is harder to fake and can be used in lieu of a passport to cross U.S. borders with our neighbors.

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Misuse Of Notary Seals

By Michael Closen on July 10, 2009 - The misuse of Notary seals in conjunction with other mayhem occurs too often.

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Notaries Cut From City Budget

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - Hit hard by the economy, governments large and small are awash in red ink, and the town of Ferndale is no exception. Among the measures being taken to balance its $452,000 budget; the town has decided to eliminate Notary services.

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Notarization Facilitates Attempted ‘Sale’ Of Romanian Children

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - Local police arrested two men after it was discovered that they were trying to sell their children’s organs. The unnamed men arranged to send their children to a local hospital in order to have a kidney harvested from each child, and they sealed the deal by visiting a Notary to sign the paperwork giving their consent for the organ removal operation.

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School District Seeks To Verify Permission For Trips

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - Notarization is one of the best ways to ensure a signature is genuine — and because of that, a local school district plans to require notarized permission slips for overnight student trips, making it harder to fake parents’ signatures.

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Virginia Grandfathers eNotarizations Performed Prior to July 2008

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - Electronic notarizations in Virginia that predate the state’s 2008 technology laws are still valid, according to the state’s top law enforcement official.

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Volunteer State Cracks Down On 'Notarios'

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - State Attorney General Bob Cooper’s recent crackdown on companies promoting themselves as “Notarios Publicos” has sent a clear message that there is zero tolerance for Notary advertising that could mislead or deceive immigrants.

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Hotline Tip: Professionally Known As Explained

By NNA Staff on July 06, 2009 - Most people know what “AKA” means, but what about “PKA” or “professionally known as”? Here’s what it means and how to deal with it.

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Hotline Tip: Using A Separate Journal For Work-Related Notarizations

By NNA Staff on July 06, 2009 - Many Notaries do double duty by performing notarizations for their employer and outside of their regular job. Some might be tempted to keep two sets of journals in order to keep their two Notary roles separate.

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