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Government Launches Site To Help Whistleblowers Report Mortgage-Related Fraud

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - Many Notary Signing Agents and other professionals in the mortgage industry are reluctant to report mortgage-related fraud practices in the workplace, fearing for their jobs. However, a federal agency is now actively encouraging whistleblowers with a new online site to report dishonest practices.

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Hotline Tip: Is A Social Security Card and Temp ID Considered Acceptable Identification?

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - A signer came in with a Social Security card and a temporary ID issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Are these acceptable forms of ID for a notarization?

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New Business Identity Theft Website And NASS White Paper Provide Anti-Fraud Resources

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the launch of the first online resource dedicated to helping businesses protect themselves against identity theft. The website, www.BusinessIDTheft.org, was created by the Identity Theft Protection Association (ITPA) with support from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

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New Jersey Proposes Bill To Prevent ID Theft Via Copy Machines

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - The New Jersey State Legislature is considering a bill requiring businesses to erase sensitive data stored on digital copy machines that are sold or otherwise change hands.

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New Legislation Expected To Implement Extensive Changes To Russian Notary, Business Practices

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - The Russian legislature — the State Duma — is expected to enact a sweeping business reform bill later this month, and one of its key provisions is a requirement for all real estate transactions to be processed by Notaries.

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Sri Lanka Levies 3,900-Percent Increase In Notary Misconduct Fines

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved an amendment to the Notaries Ordinance increasing the fine for misconduct 3,900 percent.

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Staying Professional In Emotional Health Situations

By Carol Salter on June 19, 2012 - Emotion is not the first word that comes to mind when we think about the Notary process. However, it is something we need to be aware of and consider, especially in a healthcare setting.

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Survey Shows More Healthcare Professionals Turning To Social Media For Job Search

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - More job-seeking healthcare professionals are turning to social media websites for job leads, networking opportunities, career-building activities, and to submit applications.

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The Challenge Of Matricula Consular Cards

By Daniel C. Lewis on June 19, 2012 - As a full-time Notary Signing Agent, I have been encountering assignments in recent months where the only ID the signer has is a Matricula Consular card. This has been particularly true for REO, or bank-owned, property sales. Because of the large inventory of bank-owned real estate in the current housing market, Notaries around the country may be having similar experiences.

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Legal Professionals Section Advisor: Patricia Fry

By David Thun on June 14, 2012 - Patricia Fry is a longtime member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL).

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