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Be Careful Writing ‘2020’ When Notarizing

By David Thun on January 15, 2020 - Avoid abbreviating '2020' when writing dates on Notary certificates, because it could leave the date open to tampering.

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How To Perform A Remote Online Notarization

By David Thun on December 16, 2019 - Many Notaries have asked how a remote online notarization (RON) actually works. Here’s a step-by-step description of a typical process.

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Remote Notarization Vs. Traditional Notarization (Infographic)

By David Thun on December 11, 2019 - If you want to know how remote notarization differs from traditional notarization or other types of eNotarizations, this infographic will help you.

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The Great Hawaii Notary Frame-Up

By Kelly Rush on November 19, 2019 - A former Honolulu prosecutor tried to frame an innocent man in a fraud scheme using the signature of a fake Notary.

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Resources To Help New Notaries

By David Thun on September 09, 2019 - If you are a new Notary looking for a mentor, don't give up if you can’t find one right away. There are many resources available to help you gain the knowledge you need.

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Ordinary Notaries Making An Extraordinary Difference

By David Thun on April 15, 2019 - Some people think Notaries just stamp and sign documents. They're wrong. Learn more about Notaries who have made an extraordinary difference in people's lives.

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Duping Notaries: The Tricks Fraudsters Use

By Michael Lewis on January 30, 2019 - Here's how to spot 5 tricks that crooks often use when trying to scam Notaries.

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California Notaries Will See Driver’s Licenses Listing A New Gender Choice In 2019

By David Thun on January 10, 2019 - Starting this year, California Notaries can expect to see driver's licenses and ID cards listing "Nonbinary" as a new gender choice. These new licenses and IDs may still be accepted as proof of identity.

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Grand Jury Report: Faulty Notarizations Facilitated Deed Fraud Epidemic

By Michael Lewis on January 09, 2019 - Following an epidemic of real estate crimes involving forged documents, a New York grand jury has called for sweeping reforms to the state's Notary laws.

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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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