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Notary Bulletin

Hotline Tips: What Is Beneficial Interest?

Beneficial interest is a situation that arises when a document you’re asked to notarize would give you some kind of improper benefit beyond the standard notarization fee.

Notaries Lend Authenticity To 'Glee' Grand Prize Giveaway

Notarization is being used more and more to lend trust and authenticity to a variety of transactions, as evidenced by a major “Glee Concert Tour Giveaway,” which required contest finalists to present a notarized eligibility affidavit to claim their prize.