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A Favor For Co-Worker Costs Notary Her Job And $5,000

By Michael Lewis on June 28, 2012 - Favors for friends are not unusual, but a Notary for a national stock brokerage found out the price for such a favor can be steep when it involves breaking the rules of proper notarization.

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Hotline Tip: Can A Notary Have More Than One Stamp Or Embosser?

By NNA Staff on June 28, 2012 - Can a California Notary have two stamps and two embossers? I would like to have one set that I keep at home and one set for work.

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South Dakota Dispute Shows Ethical Challenges Notaries Face With Election Documents

By David Thun on June 28, 2012 - Don’t let a deadline pressure you into a rushed job that could lead to problems — such as the dispute in South Dakota after a lawmaker notarized his own election documents.

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States Combat Immigration Scams With New Laws, Stricter Regulations

By Kelle Clarke on June 28, 2012 - In an ongoing effort to combat predatory immigration assistant scams, more states are enacting laws regulating those who offer assistance to immigrants.

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Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Creates Uncertainty For Foreign-Born Residents

By Michael Lewis on June 28, 2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of Arizona’s strict law cracking down on undocumented immigrants has created uncertainty for many foreign-born residents.

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CFPB Increases Scrutiny On Third Party Vendors And Banks That Employ Them

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released an alert to banks and small business financial institutions under its supervision, reminding them that they are responsible for proper oversight of all third-party service providers they employ, to ensure they are compliant with new federal regulations.

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Government Launches Site To Help Whistleblowers Report Mortgage-Related Fraud

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - Many Notary Signing Agents and other professionals in the mortgage industry are reluctant to report mortgage-related fraud practices in the workplace, fearing for their jobs. However, a federal agency is now actively encouraging whistleblowers with a new online site to report dishonest practices.

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Hotline Tip: Is A Social Security Card and Temp ID Considered Acceptable Identification?

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - A signer came in with a Social Security card and a temporary ID issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Are these acceptable forms of ID for a notarization?

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New Business Identity Theft Website And NASS White Paper Provide Anti-Fraud Resources

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the launch of the first online resource dedicated to helping businesses protect themselves against identity theft. The website, www.BusinessIDTheft.org, was created by the Identity Theft Protection Association (ITPA) with support from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

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New Jersey Proposes Bill To Prevent ID Theft Via Copy Machines

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - The New Jersey State Legislature is considering a bill requiring businesses to erase sensitive data stored on digital copy machines that are sold or otherwise change hands.

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