A con artist in North Carolina is attempting to embezzle money from people by copying the signature and stamp of a local notary. The notary public whose signature is being forged by the scammer says that, while the FBI is aware of his crimes, she wants to warn consumers from being duped. Vanessa House, the public notary, notarized documents for the con man, who then stole her signature and stamp to scam money from people.
House received inquiries about her notary services from people in Florida, California, and Michigan, all claiming their fraudulent charges associated with her information. Irregularities and forgeries of notary public services are usually insignificant, but customers should always have documents verified in the presence of a notary and insist on their credentials if there are questions about authenticity.