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November 2018

Quiz: Spotting Notary Misconduct

By David Thun on November 15, 2018 - Notaries must follow strict ethical standards and state Notary laws when performing their duties. But can you spot an improper or illegal request when you see it? See how well you can recognize and avoid Notary misconduct in this quiz.

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3 Steps To Protect Yourself If Your Notary Seal Is Forged

By David Thun on November 14, 2018 - If someone forges your Notary seal and uses it for fraud, you can still be held liable and sued. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Do I Need To Record Who Issued An ID In My Journal?

By NNA Staff on November 14, 2018 - A California Notary asks if the agency that issued a driver's license needs to be written in her journal. The NNA Hotline Team answers the question.

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A Notary’s Guide To Different Kinds Of Signatures

By Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger on November 13, 2018 - A signature can take many different forms. Attorneys Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger take an in-depth look at the different types of signatures Notaries may encounter.

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Building Your Notary Business One Byte At A Time

By Sonita Leak on November 13, 2018 - Notary entrepreneur Sonita Leak shares how she used her website and social media to create a thriving business for herself.

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Electronic Signatures: Changing The Game For Notaries

By Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger on November 13, 2018 - For thousands of years, the only way to sign a document was putting ink to paper. But digital technology has created a whole new concept of signing.

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May I Certify A Copy Of A Client's Foreign Passport?

By NNA Staff on November 13, 2018 - A Notary asks if it is OK to notarize a copy of a German passport for her boss' client. The NNA Hotline Team has the answer.

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Signing Agent Tip: Explaining Loan Documents — What You Can And Cannot Do

By Laura Biewer on November 13, 2018 - While Signing Agents may describe loan documents, they are never permitted to explain how loan documents will affect borrowers. But how do you know if you’ve crossed the line?

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A Guide To Common Penalties For Notary Misconduct

By David Thun on November 07, 2018 - Breaking the law when notarizing can result in serious penalties. Here’s a look at the consequences of Notary misconduct in different states.

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Signing Agent Tip: How to Handle Date Issues On Loan Documents

By Laura Biewer on November 07, 2018 - Notary Signing Agents often have questions about dates on loan documents. Here are some guidelines to help with common issues.

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