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Best Practices

What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Teen With A Child's ID Photo

By David Thun on December 13, 2018 - Last week, we asked Notaries what they would do if a teenage signer presented an ID with a child's photo on it. Here's what our readers said.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Teen With A Child's ID Photo

By David Thun on December 06, 2018 - What would you do if a teenager asked you to notarize his signature, but the photo on his ID showed an 8-year-old child? We invite our readers to share their solutions.

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Requests And Documents That Freak Out Notaries

By David Thun on November 28, 2018 - Have you ever been asked to swear that you are a real Notary? Or affix your seal to a document with no notarization? Here are some tips to help deal with these and other problematic requests.

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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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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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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Underage Fiancée

By David Thun on October 17, 2018 - Last week, we asked how you would handle a notarization request on a form allowing a teenager to marry a 30-year-old man. Here are your responses.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Underage Fiancée

By Michael Lewis on October 10, 2018 - If you were asked to notarize a mother's signature granting permission for her teen daughter to marry a 30-year-old man urging the mother to sign, what would you do?

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Notary Tip: Top 5 Security Features On IDs

By Kristin Stanberry on September 19, 2018 - With so many fake ID cards on the market, how do Notaries tell if an ID is valid? These 5 security features can help you spot fakes.

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How To Record Credible Witnesses In Your California Notary Journal

By David Thun on September 05, 2018 - Here’s what California Notaries need to know about recording credible witness information in a journal entry.

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How To Record Credible Witnesses In Your Notary Journal

By David Thun on September 05, 2018 - Here are some guidelines for recording credible witness information in a Notary journal entry.

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