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How The Red Flags Rule Affects You

The Notary Bulletin consulted with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to clarify how the Rule affects Notaries.

Hotline Tip: Exercising Reasonable Care Is Best Defense

The best way to protect yourself from being held liable in a lawsuit is to exercise “reasonable care” while performing notarizations, which means obeying all laws and carrying out your duties professionally.

Hotline Tip: Notarizing For A Minor

If you encounter a signer who is a minor, the fact that he or she is underage does not preclude you from proceeding, but there are issues to keep in mind.

Hotline Tip: What Is A 'Notario Publico'?

In many Hispanic countries, a Notario Publico is a highly trained legal professional who has powers equivalent to an attorney or a judge.