Audrey, a Pennsylvania notary received a telephone call from a loan broker she knew who asked her to notarize loan documents for a couple who wanted to refinance their loan.
When Paul Michael Lutz retired as an independent insurance agent in 2003, his daughter thought he needed a hobby.
Notary signing agents are often instructed by signing services, lenders and title companies to tell borrowers to “sign as printed.” However, the borrower’s printed name on the documents is often not the same as what the borrower typically signs.
One of the top reasons notaries get in trouble with the Department of State is that they did not complete the commissioning process of getting sworn in at their respective county recorder of deeds office. Subsequently, they were fined, had their commissions suspended and were ordered to take a six-hour notary education course. If they notarized documents before getting sworn into office, they were, in effect, impersonating a notary.
Funny stuff. Enjoy!
Thanks to Forbes.com for publishing this excellent article. Please remember, personal appearance is one of the keys to proper notarization.
A Spanish woman went to her local notary in Salvaterra do Mino, Spain, and claimed ownership of the sun. Read the entire article here: http://blogs.abcnews.com/scienceandsociety/2011/01/who-owns-the-sun-spanish-woman-lays-claim-.html.
A notarized letter granting a son permission to take his father’s artwork valued at more than $20 million could play a major role in a criminal case.
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