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Hotline Tip: Determining Representative Capacity

By NNA Staff on April 14, 2010 - Individuals sometimes need to sign documents as a representative another person, and these situations require special handling. Here’s what to do.

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Anti-Notario Efforts Expand In America

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - A growing number of states are taking swift action against a rise in fraudulent immigration consultants, many of which are operating under the guise of “Notarios Publicos.”

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Florida’s Missed Opportunity To Lead And Protect The Public

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - Why would a state that consistently ranks among the top three in the nation for mortgage fraud ignore a strong recommendation — from a committee of its own Senate — to adopt a simple requirement that has proven to be effective in preventing and prosecuting mortgage fraud?

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Fraud Forces Puerto Rico To Invalidate Birth Certificates

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - Effective July 1, all Puerto Rican birth certificates will be invalidated as part of a sweeping move by the U.S. commonwealth to combat fraud.

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Guiding Principle VII: The Seal

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - Whether in traditional or electronic form, the seal is an essential tool of notarization and an important symbol of the Notary’s authority.

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Hotline Tip: Be Wary Of Incomplete Documents

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - Notarizing an incomplete document exposes a signer to fraud, so no official instrument should be notarized unless it is complete and free of blank spaces.

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Know How To Handle Bizarre Requests

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - While they aren’t everyday occurrences, Notaries sometimes encounter odd, unusual or troubling requests for notarizations from the public.

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Notaries Now Planning Their Custom Conference Experience

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - To better help Notaries take advantage of the newly designed programs, workshops and special futures awaiting them at Conference 2010 in Chicago, the NNA has launched a valuable interactive tool called “MyConference.”

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Push For Permanent Loan Modifications Increases Demand For Signing Agents

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - Renewed federal and private industry efforts to provide mortgage relief to millions of Americans could spark an increased demand for Notary Signing Agent services, as many modification agreements need to be notarized.

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Webinar Offers Confidence In Completing Certificates

By NNA Staff on April 07, 2010 - Registration is now open for the NNA’s much anticipated Webinar — titled “How to Complete Notarial Certificates Right the First Time” — a session that will train Notaries and employers on best practice methods to eliminate costly errors, which often lead to compliance or liability issues.

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