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Hotline Tip: Should I Record My Signers' Driver's License Numbers?

By NNA Staff on March 28, 2012 - What are the rules regarding recording a signer’s license number?

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Hotline Trend: Remote, Webcam Notarizations Remain Prohibited At This Time

By David Thun on March 28, 2012 - The growing prevalence of smartphones, tablet devices and webcams has apparently prompted an increase in inquiries from Notaries about the legality of remote notarizations performed online via webcam.

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Introducing The NNA's New President And CEO

By NNA Staff on March 28, 2012 - In an important development that marks a new era of leadership for your National Notary Association, we’re pleased to announce that veteran executive Thomas A. Heymann has been named the NNA’s new President and Chief Executive Officer to expand its service, education and support programs for Notaries nationwide.

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Proper Notarial Practices Essential To Integrity Of Election-Related Documents

By NNA Staff on March 28, 2012 - With the 2012 election cycle moving into high gear, Notaries will be called upon more and more to notarize nomination petitions, filing papers, affidavits and a variety of other election-related documents. These transactions are often challenged, making adherence to state laws and ethics essential to upholding integrity of notarizations in the democratic process.

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Hotline Tip: What Is The Required Wording In A Jurat Signature Line?

By NNA Staff on March 20, 2012 - Why is it necessary to print the name of the Notary and other information that is already contained in my commission stamp?

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HUD Recommending Sanctions Against Bank 'Robo' Notaries

By Michael Lewis on March 20, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering sanctions against Notary employees of at least one of the five banks involved in the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement and may recommend sanctions against Notaries of the other four banks.

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Report: Identity Fraud Increased 13 Percent Last Year; Social Media And Smartphones Increase Risk

By David Thun on March 20, 2012 - Though consumers and businesses have become more vigilant in protecting their identities, cases of identity fraud rose still rose by 13 percent last year — an increase fueled largely by data breaches targeting users of social media and smartphones.

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Tennessee Bill Requiring Loan Signings To Be Handled By Attorneys Fails

By NNA Staff on March 20, 2012 - A bill before the Tennessee General Assembly that would have barred Notary Signing Agents from handling the signings of some home loans has been withdrawn by its sponsor, preserving the role of Notaries in the real estate loan signing process.

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Record Of Notarizations Mandated By National Mortgage Settlement

By NNA Staff on March 14, 2012 - The nation’s five largest mortgage servicers now must maintain records of all foreclosure-related notarizations performed on their behalf by employees or third-party contractors, according to details of the National Mortgage Settlement released this week.

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Hotline Tip: What Fee Can I Charge For Performing an Inspection?

By NNA Staff on March 13, 2012 - What are the procedures a Notary must follow when inspecting a Homeowner's Association Election, and what fees may I charge?

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