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Am I Responsible If A Sworn Statement Is Incorrect?

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If a Notary performs a jurat, and the signer takes an oath that the information is correct in the document, is the Notary responsible if the information in the document turns out to be incorrect?T. W., Florida

No. The Notary is not responsible for the contents of the document — the signer is. The Notary must perform the notarial act being requested, in this case administering an oath and witnessing the signer sign the document.

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