Several months ago, the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries sent out a survey asking members these questions: Do you work as a signing agent? How many closings do you perform each week? How do you market your signing agent business?
The Pennsylvania Department of State is taking steps to address the potential for confusion when the term notary public is translated into a foreign language.
Philadelphia Records Commissioner Joan Decker held a meeting on Friday, Oct. 17, in Conversation Hall, Philadelphia City Hall to review the new city council legislation affecting the Records Department that became effective on Nov. 3.
Brian Dowd of PAN’s Business Development office discussed identity theft at the monthly meeting of the York County Paralegal Association held at the York County Bar Association office.
The Electronic Notary Journal of Official Acts (Enjoa) made its debut with much fanfare in 2003. Billed as a new system that would broaden the use of digital signatures in the U.S., the $550 hardware-software package allowed notaries to save a digital record of a signature, thumbprint and digital photograph of an individual requesting a notarial act.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Atlantic Bonding Co., and its owner, Marc C. Zinman, of Pompano Beach, Florida, for selling notary appointment and reappointment packages to Pennsylvania consumers and failing to deliver them.
If one-stop shopping was the goal, then Allegheny County has achieved what it set out to accomplish with the notary commission process.
Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Corteś and Basil Merenda, commissioner of the Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, have announced disciplinary actions against 14 notaries for March through July 2008.
PAN Announces Notary Notes Going Green
Philadelphia has unveiled a new program designed to help the records department deal with the growing problem of real estate fraud in the city.