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Notary Bulletin

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

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,, was created by the Identity Theft Protection Association (ITPA) with support from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

Notarizing For Elderly Signers

There are steps every Notary can take to encourage the cooperation of an elderly signer and ensure that they are aware of the contents of the documents and willing to sign them.

Staying Professional In Emotional Health Situations

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.

The Challenge Of Matricula Consular Cards

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.