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Study Offers Tips On Mitigating Risk And Protecting Data

By NNA Staff on October 10, 2012 - Data breaches can be costly to Notary entrepreneurs, both in financial terms and in damage to your professional reputation.

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The Notary's Role In Depositions

By NNA Staff on October 10, 2012 - Depositions play an essential role in many legal proceedings and typically require the participation of an official who can administer oaths and affirmations, such as a Notary. But some states also permit Notaries expanded roles in the preparation of depositions. Before accepting any notarial request involving a deposition, however, it’s essential to make sure you have both the necessary skills and the legal authorization to proceed.

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Thousands Of Mortgage Fraud Complaints Filed Against Attorneys

By NNA Staff on October 10, 2012 - A “huge” number of mortgage fraud-related complaints are being filed against attorneys and law firms, according to the American Bar Association. And many of these complaints involved “loan modification” scams that actively try to recruit Notaries for illegal activities, a California State Bar spokesperson warned.

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Anti-'Notario' Efforts Expanding To Different Nationalities

By NNA Staff on October 08, 2012 - Efforts to crack down on immigration services fraud are expanding beyond the traditional focus on Notarios Publicos to combat scams targeting immigrants from other cultures.

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Foreclosure Report Gives Mixed Results, New State Takes Top Spot

By Kelle Clarke on October 04, 2012 - Foreclosure activity nationwide showed a one-percent increase in August from the prior month, but has actually decreased a solid 15% from last August’s figures, according to the most recent report from online foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac.

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Hotline Tip: I Notarized A Document After My Commission Expired!

By NNA Staff on October 04, 2012 - What should I do if I inadvertently notarized a document after my commission expired?

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Secretary of State To Crack Down On Illegal Advertising To Immigrant Communities

By NNA Staff on October 04, 2012 - The New York Secretary of State will begin canvassing immigrant neighborhoods this December in search of Notaries who fail to comply with its new administrative rule.

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Bill Grants Driver's Licenses To Some Undocumented Immigrants

By NNA Staff on October 02, 2012 - UPDATE: A bill permitting some younger undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses in California has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

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Voter ID Law, Notarizations Put On Hold

By NNA Staff on October 02, 2012 - A Pennsylvania judge has blocked the state's controversial voter-identification law from taking effect in time for the November election.

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