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Battling Real Estate Fraud: What You Can Do

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 - Notaries play an important role in the real estate closing process, ensuring that the people who signed a particular document are properly identified and fully aware of the implications of the document they are signing.

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Guam Raises Commission Application Fees

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 - A bill raising the cost of applying for a Notary commission in Guam was signed into law November 25.

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Guiding Principle III - Personal Appearance

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 - While most state Notary laws are inconsistent in aspects like seal requirements, recordkeeping and mandatory education, there is one key area in which they are united: The requirement that a document signer and any witness identifying the signer be present before a Notary at the time of the notarization.

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Hotline Tip: Avoid Being Sued

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 - Most civil lawsuits against Notaries stem from three causes. Here’s what they are and how to avoid them.

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Hotline Tip: Using A Notary Seal If Your State Doesn't Require It

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 - While some states don’t legally require a Notary to use a seal, they can add authenticity and professionalism to a document.

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Poll: Liability Is Top Concern For U.S. Notaries

By David Thun on January 04, 2010 - Thousands of people took part in the NNA’s online poll, with half of all Notaries surveyed saying liability is their biggest concern.

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States, FTC Cracking Down On Shady Loan Modification Firms

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 - Steering clear of crooked companies is a top priority for both Notaries approached to do loan modification-related work and consumers offered a chance to escape foreclosure — and state and federal officials are responding.

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The Legal Description Ranks Notary Case Among Top 10 Court Decisions Of 2009

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 - A groundbreaking Illinois Appellate Court decision that mandated Notaries adhere to a standard of care that goes beyond state laws has been named one of the top 10 most influential cases of 2009 by The Legal Description, a respected trade publication for the legal, real estate and mortgage services industries.

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