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Who May Ask To See A Notary Signing Agent's Journal Entries?

By David Thun on April 23, 2014 - Notary signing agents have a duty to protect the privacy of their customers — especially when someone asks to see the Notary’s journal entries.

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Racial Slur

By Kelle Clarke on April 23, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Racial Slur, about a customer who made offensive racial insults targeting another customer wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim garment. The question, given the man’s outrageous behavior, was: Do you hold your tongue and perform the notarization, or would you refuse it?

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Racial Slur

By Kelle Clarke on April 16, 2014 - A man mutters a racially offensive slur to a customer in your office, then requests your services. Do you hold your tongue and perform the notarization, or would you outright refuse it?

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How To Certify A Copy Of A Document

By David Thun on April 09, 2014 - Here are some important facts about copy certification all Notaries should know.

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Four Common Mistakes Notaries Must Avoid

By David Thun on April 02, 2014 - It’s crucial for Notaries to be on guard against careless errors. Mistakes on a notarized document can have serious consequences for signers, ranging from delays in filing legal papers to mortgage applications being rejected.

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Never Take Shortcuts When Notarizing Election Documents

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - As states and towns start to get their ballots together for the 2014 political season, don’t forget that faulty notarizations on election documents often result in messy legal battles between political opponents.

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Crowded Journal

By David Thun on March 12, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Crowded Journal, about a California Notary who ran out of room to record entries in the middle of a notarization. The question was: Do you use your spouse’s journal, stop the notarizations or try to find another solution?

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Crowded Journal

By David Thun on March 05, 2014 - Imagine you are notarizing signatures on multiple documents for a customer. In the middle of the assignment, you realize you have filled your entire journal — but you still have several more notarizations to record only now there’s no room for any more entries.

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How One Notary Was Saved From A Costly Lawsuit Over A Forged Seal

By David Thun on February 06, 2014 - Imagine being sued over a notarization you did not perform. It sounds unlikely, but that’s exactly what happed to one California Notary whose signature and seal were forged on a bogus real estate document.

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of Healthy Signing Agent Competition

By Kelle Clarke on January 22, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case of Healthy Signing Agent Competition, about an overbooked Notary who was asked by a loyal client for a referral for another reputable Notary.

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