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Notary Bulletin

Michigan Issuing New Enhanced IDs

Residents here now can obtain an enhanced driver’s license that is harder to fake and can be used in lieu of a passport to cross U.S. borders with our neighbors.

Misuse Of Notary Seals

The misuse of Notary seals in conjunction with other mayhem occurs too often.

Notaries Cut From City Budget

Hit hard by the economy, governments large and small are awash in red ink, and the town of Ferndale is no exception. Among the measures being taken to balance its $452,000 budget; the town has decided to eliminate Notary services.

Notarization Facilitates Attempted ‘Sale’ Of Romanian Children

Local police arrested two men after it was discovered that they were trying to sell their children’s organs. The unnamed men arranged to send their children to a local hospital in order to have a kidney harvested from each child, and they sealed the deal by visiting a Notary to sign the paperwork giving their consent for the organ removal operation.

School District Seeks To Verify Permission For Trips

Notarization is one of the best ways to ensure a signature is genuine — and because of that, a local school district plans to require notarized permission slips for overnight student trips, making it harder to fake parents’ signatures.

Volunteer State Cracks Down On 'Notarios'

State Attorney General Bob Cooper’s recent crackdown on companies promoting themselves as “Notarios Publicos” has sent a clear message that there is zero tolerance for Notary advertising that could mislead or deceive immigrants.