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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Teen With A Child's ID Photo

By David Thun on December 06, 2018 - What would you do if a teenager asked you to notarize his signature, but the photo on his ID showed an 8-year-old child? We invite our readers to share their solutions.

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How Do I Notarize For A Deaf Signer?

By NNA Staff on December 03, 2018 - A New Jersey Notary asks if there are special procedures when notarizing for a deaf signer. The NNA Hotline Team has the answers.

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Signing Agent Tip: Loan Signings And ID Issues

By Laura Biewer on November 29, 2018 - If a lender, title company or contracting agency wants additional proof of identity for a signer during a loan closing, here's what NSAs should do.

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Requests And Documents That Freak Out Notaries

By David Thun on November 28, 2018 - Have you ever been asked to swear that you are a real Notary? Or affix your seal to a document with no notarization? Here are some tips to help deal with these and other problematic requests.

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What Certificate Wording Do I Use For Credible Witnesses?

By NNA Staff on November 28, 2018 - A Notary asks if specific certificate wording is needed if a signer is identified by credible witnesses. The NNA Hotline Team has the answers.

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Quiz: Spotting Notary Misconduct

By David Thun on November 15, 2018 - Notaries must follow strict ethical standards and state Notary laws when performing their duties. But can you spot an improper or illegal request when you see it? See how well you can recognize and avoid Notary misconduct in this quiz.

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3 Steps To Protect Yourself If Your Notary Seal Is Forged

By David Thun on November 14, 2018 - If someone forges your Notary seal and uses it for fraud, you can still be held liable and sued. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Do I Need To Record Who Issued An ID In My Journal?

By NNA Staff on November 14, 2018 - A California Notary asks if the agency that issued a driver's license needs to be written in her journal. The NNA Hotline Team answers the question.

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A Notary’s Guide To Different Kinds Of Signatures

By Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger on November 13, 2018 - A signature can take many different forms. Attorneys Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger take an in-depth look at the different types of signatures Notaries may encounter.

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Building Your Notary Business One Byte At A Time

By Sonita Leak on November 13, 2018 - Notary entrepreneur Sonita Leak shares how she used her website and social media to create a thriving business for herself.

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