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Two More States Sign New ‘Notario’ Laws To Protect Immigrants

By David Thun on October 08, 2014 - New Jersey and New York are the latest states to sign laws this year protecting immigrants from dishonest and fraudulent legal assistance services.

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Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct: Guiding Principle 6

By Bill Anderson on October 02, 2014 - Certified Signing Specialists must obey federal consumer financial laws and regulations that apply to the services they perform with mortgage loans, particularly when they handle sensitive consumer financial and personal information.

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Launching The Power Of Your SigningAgent.com Profile

By David Thun on October 02, 2014 - Did you know that when you become an NNA Certified Signing Agent your benefits include a profile on SigningAgent.com? But you have to activate it. To do that, just follow these simple steps.

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Mortgage Fraud Report: Risk Of ID Scams Jumps

By Michael Lewis on October 02, 2014 - The risk of “outright identity fraud” took a sharp spike in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Mortgage Fraud Risk Report from Interthinx, a national risk mitigation company focusing on mortgage fraud and regulatory compliance.

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Sending A Completed, Loose Certificate Not Allowed

By Kelle Clarke on October 01, 2014 - I notarized a deed that had an area at the bottom of the page for the seal. The expiration date on the seal image had become illegible. The escrow company asked me to send a loose certificate with my stamp. What is the best practice in this situation?

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Three Strategies To Take Your Notary Business To The Next Level

By Kelle Clarke on October 01, 2014 - There comes a time for all small business owners to determine if it’s time to take it to the “next level.” Successful Notary entrepreneurs share strategies they have used to grow their businesses.

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Four FAQs From Notaries About Powers Of Attorney

By David Thun on September 25, 2014 - Here are answers to four of the most common questions Notaries ask when notarizing signatures involving powers of attorney.

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How To Use SigningAgent.com To Get A Leg Up On The Competition

By Kelle Clarke on September 25, 2014 - With the mortgage and real estate markets working through a downturn, competition for Notary signing agent assignments has become fierce. But amid all the changes, a growing number of nationwide signing services and title companies are using SigningAgent.com to find qualified NSAs.

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The Notary Challenge: Matching Faces To ID Harder Than You Think

By Michael Lewis on September 25, 2014 - Properly identifying signers is one of the most important tasks Notaries carry out, but that task may be harder than you think.

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Personal Appearance Vs. Webcam Notarization

By Kelle Clarke on September 24, 2014 - I have been asked to notarize documents for a wheelchair-bound client. She requested to perform the notarization online using Skype and a fax machine, using Internet video technology to identify her as the signer. Are these procedures acceptable?

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