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Q&A: Protecting Personal Information

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - The Financial and Corporate Services Section spoke toMichael Gier, identity theft expert and host of the Web TV show ProtectYourself.tv about emerging trends in ID theft and how Notaries can play their part in combating fraud.

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Q&A: Spotting And Preventing Healthcare ID Scams

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - The Healthcare Professionals Section spoke with Linda Webb, President of Contego Services Group, on how using simple techniques can help Notaries and other healthcare workers stop medical-related ID scams.

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Second Wave Of Foreclosures Still To Come

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - A new wave of foreclosures is about to hit the housing market and it could well be greater than the surge of recent years, according to a report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending.

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Amid Nationwide Robo-Signing Settlement Talks, Massachusetts AG Files Sweeping Lawsuit Against Five Major Banks

By NNA Staff on December 20, 2011 - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a “comprehensive” lawsuit against five national banks related to the “robo-signing” crisis, accusing them of violating Notary law and other misconduct.

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Hotline Tip: Can My Employer Prohibit Me From Notarizing Outside Of Work?

By NNA Staff on December 20, 2011 - As a bank-employed Notary, my manager told me that I cannot perform my duties as a Notary outside of my business hours at the bank, since the bank paid for my Notary commission and supplies. Is this correct?

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Nevada AG Files 'Robo' Suit Against National Mortgage Servicing Company

By NNA Staff on December 20, 2011 - The Nevada Attorney General’s offices has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a national mortgage servicing company of running a massive “robo-signing” operation.

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Notary Of The Year Nominations To Close December 30

By NNA Staff on December 20, 2011 - The National Notary Association reminds all Notaries and employers to submit their nominations for the 2012 Notary of the Year award before the final deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, December 30.

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Q&A: Emerging Immigration Trends And How Notaries Help Ensure Compliance

By NNA Staff on December 20, 2011 - With the federal crackdown on Notario fraudand the passing of many new state immigration laws, Notaries in the immigration sector are navigating an ever-changing landscape when it comes to protecting consumers from scams and helping businesses ensure compliance. The Immigration Section spoke with Alabama Immigration Attorney Carol Armstrong, whose law firm represents both businesses and individual foreign nationals in the immigration process, about emerging trends, ways in which Notaries can help combat immigration assistance scams, and the challenges companies face in complying with stringent immigration laws.

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Historic Alabama Bond Increase Part Of National Push To Increase Consumer Protection

By NNA Staff on December 14, 2011 - In a historic effort to provide greater protection for consumers seeking notarizations, the state of Alabama is raising the required surety bond for Notaries to $25,000 — the highest in the country.

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Hotline Tip: How Can I Correct A Blurred Seal?

By NNA Staff on December 14, 2011 - My seal was slightly blurred on a quit-claim deed and was rejected. Can I supply a new, clear seal on an acknowledgment form and attach it to the original document without the signer having to appear and re-sign?

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