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Best Practices

5 Sound Practices That Steer You Clear Of Lawsuits, Costly Errors

By NNA Staff on April 27, 2016 - We asked our veteran Notary experts how to avoid mistakes that lead to costly lawsuits.

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Identifying Signers: A Notary’s Greatest Challenge

By Michael Lewis on March 31, 2016 - Of all the questions Notaries ask the National Notary Association, the most common involve issues with verifying signers’ identities. Learn the best ways to deal with difficult ID situations.

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WWYD: 2 Women, Same Name — Your Answers

By David Thun on March 17, 2016 - We are revisiting the scenario of two women claiming to be the same signer. Read the solutions suggested by other Notaries.

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What Would You Do: 2 Women, Same Name

By Michael Lewis on March 09, 2016 - What would you do if two women claimed to be the same signer at a loan signing?

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Protect Yourself: Require Notary Signers To Personally Appear

By Bill Anderson on March 02, 2016 - Notaries can reduce the odds of being involved in a lawsuit by always requiring signers to personally appear before them during notarizations.

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A Notary’s Guide To Spotting Fake IDs

By David Thun on January 28, 2016 - Verifying the identity of signers can be challenging considering how realistic many fake IDs appear to be. Use this Notary guide to spot fake IDs.

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What To Do With Old Notary Seals

By David Thun on January 06, 2016 - At some point in your Notary career, you’ll have an old seal on your hands. Keep these tips in mind when dealing with an old seal.

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The 3 Ways Notaries Can Properly Identify Signers

By Kelle Clarke on December 03, 2015 - There are three major methods of identifying signers, each with its own set of guidelines, procedures and challenges. Learn more from the NNA.

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How Notaries Can Use ‘Personal Knowledge’ To Identify Signers

By Kelle Clarke on November 12, 2015 - Notaries can rely on their “personal knowledge” of a signer when verifying his identity. Learn how well you must know the signer to rely on this method.

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Notaries Post Mixed Results In Face-Matching Research Survey

By Michael Lewis on November 12, 2015 - Members of the Notary community who took part in a recent face-matching research survey correctly identified imposters about 72% of the time.

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