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Hotline Tip: Misconduct Explained

By NNA Staff on September 12, 2011 - Everyone makes mistakes, but for Notaries, when does a mistake rise to the level of misconduct? Read here and find out!

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Hotline Tip: What Do I Do If The Names On The ID And The Document Don't Match?

By NNA Staff on September 12, 2011 - I recently encountered a signer who had his name legally changed, which means the name on his ID doesn’t match the name on the document. What method can I use to properly identify him?

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NJ AG Informs Notaries, Businesses They Can't Plead Ignorance On Illegal Immigration Services

By NNA Staff on September 12, 2011 - Amid the national effort to protect consumers and immigrants from illegal immigration services, New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced that complaints have been filed against four businesses suspected of offering such services illegally, and improperly using the Spanish title “Notario Publico” to trick immigrants into believing they were legal experts.

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NNA Virtual Seminar Focuses On Trends, Regulations Impacting NSAs

By NNA Staff on September 12, 2011 - The National Notary Association will host a 60-minute webinar, titled “Tracking Emerging Trends Affecting NSAs,” on Thursday, Sept. 22 which will focus on the economic, industry, regulatory and legal trends currently impacting Notary Signing Agents.

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The Post-9/11 Decade And Its Effects On Identity Security

By NNA Staff on September 12, 2011 - During the past decade, the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, have caused dramatic, cascading effects across America in government, business, and daily life.

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FBI Report: 'Borrowed Or Stolen Notary Seals' Contribute To Mortgage Fraud Epidemic

By NNA Staff on September 07, 2011 - Mortgage fraud continues to plague consumers, the financial industry and the economy, and one of the contributing factors is ready access perpetrators have to Notary seals, according to the FBI’s 2010 Mortgage Fraud Report.

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Hotline Tip: What Should I Do If My Seal Isn't Completely Visible?

By NNA Staff on September 07, 2011 - When I applied my rubber stamp seal, I didn’t apply enough pressure and some of the wording was omitted. My name, commission expiration date, and commission number are clearly visible. Do I need to stamp the document again or not?

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New Mexico Governor Indicts Men Accused Of Selling Driver's Licenses, Notarizing Documents To Undocumented Immigrants

By NNA Staff on September 07, 2011 - Governor Susana Martinez’s office has announced the indictment of three men who are accused of illegally selling the coveted IDs to undocumented immigrants from out of state.

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