Archive for category Know-How
Affidavits are one of the most common acts performed by notaries. Yet, oftentimes it is difficult to distinguish between different variations of affidavit forms. Read the rest of this entry »
As a new notary, you may get flustered when a customer approaches you about notarizing a document. It takes practice to remember what to ask, what to check, what to record and what to charge. To keep yourself on track to a smooth notarization, follow these guidelines. Read the rest of this entry »
To redact or not to redact, that is the question.
Redacting is quite simply the process of hiding information in a document. A redacted document, such as a notarial register, has had personal information deleted or blacked out for privacy or security reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
An unlocked vehicle sitting in a driveway or parking lot is a tempting prize for a thief. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been eight years since the federal government cracked down on Web sites that offered templates for fake drivers’ licenses.
Yet the problem with forged drivers’ licenses continues and is especially problematic for notaries. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s not a notary’s responsibility to act as a collection agent of unpaid or overdue bills for a company or business entity. So placing your notarial seal on a final notice doesn’t give the document any legal authority. Read the rest of this entry »
Notaries provide assurance to the receiver of a notarized document that the signer personally appeared, was properly identified, took an oath or gave an affirmation and signed in the presence of the notary.
The notary’s testimony to these facts, in the form of the notary’s signature and stamp, authenticates the document and helps prevent fraud. Read the rest of this entry »