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Robo Signing Fallout Continues To Hit Legal, Financial Industries

By NNA Staff on April 24, 2013 - The ripple effect of the foreclosure crisis continues to impact the legal and financial industries, with a number of companies and once-major law firms now facing severe sanctions, or, in some cases, being forced to shut down their doors completely.

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Robo-Signing In Your Workplace

By NNA Staff on April 24, 2013 - While the mortgage industry has cracked down on “robo-signing” involving foreclosure documents, accusations of unethical document signings and notarizations continue to impact law firms and other businesses.

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2013 Mortgage Hiring Forecast

By NNA Staff on April 19, 2013 - Changes in the mortgage industry as well as an improving financial outlook bode well for Notaries who are seeking a new job or searching for additional sources of income.

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Processing Times Increase But More Loans Are Closing

By NNA Staff on November 02, 2012 - Notaries in the mortgage industry may have noticed a growing trend in signings — an increase in the amount of time it takes for a loan to close.

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Mortgage Crisis Triggers Stronger Focus On Vendors

By Jonice Gray Tucker and Kendra Kinnaird on October 10, 2012 - The use of outside vendors by loan servicers is not new, but their role in default servicing and the adequacy of their work has drawn increasing regulatory scrutiny during the last two years. Work performed by Notaries has taken center stage, garnering particular attention in the context of mortgage servicing.

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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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Expert Tips For Landing A Job Using Social Media

By Moses Keshishian on July 13, 2012 - According to a recent Careerbuilder survey, 37% percent of employers now use social media platforms to screen potential job seekers — and that number is likely to rise. Implementing specific strategies using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms can help escalate your career search and broaden your professional opportunities.

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Three Questions To Help You Avoid Improper Notary Requests

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2012 - It isn’t easy to refuse a boss asking for an improper notarization — especially if your boss is an attorney, judge or other legal professional, and insists the Notary perform the act. Unfortunately, even highly trained legal professionals can make mistakes when it comes to Notary laws and ethical conduct. If someone wants you to perform a notarization and you are not sure whether it’s OK , asking yourself the following questions.

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Q&A: Powers Of Attorney, And How To Handle Them

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2012 - Notaries need to be especially alert for problems when notarial acts involving powers of attorney because it’s tempting for a dishonest person to abuse their positions when acting as another person’s representative,

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