Washington Workshop Helps Immigrants Avoid Notary Fraud

Volunteers at Yakima Valley Community College in Washington state held a workshop for immigrants trying to become US citizens. The purpose of the event was to provide legal advice and help the immigrants with paperwork, which can be a taxing […]

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Potential Notary Fraud in Miami Condo Association

Condo Association elections at The Beach Club in Miami are raising questions due to the new process required of condominium owners. Owners are to sign affidavits with a notary to certify that they voted to prevent election fraud. However, several […]

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Previous Notary Public Faces Fines and Jail Time After Ponzi Scheme

Rashida Samji, a former notary, has been found guilty of several counts of fraud and theft from a Ponzi scheme she orchestrated for nine years, in the process taking in $110 million. The former notary public had been previously penalized […]

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NJ Notary Publics Exploiting Immigrants’ Language Barrier

Four New Jersey businesses were fined $15,000 after taking advantage of Hispanic customers seeking legal immigration council. The businesses fraudulently convinced Spanish-speaking immigrants that they could act as lawyers and complete paperwork by marketing their services as “Notarios Publicos.” Notaries […]

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E-Notary Services Catching on in VA

 The state of Virginia became the first to offer remote notary services to certify documents online. Everywhere else, a notary public must verify a license or document in person with the signers to finalize the process, but Virginia is using […]

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Turkish Notary Association Makes Administrative Changes

   According to the new requirements of the Turkish Notary Association, real estate leases in the statutory format are no longer mandated, and employment transfer agreements do not have to receive stamp taxes. Before these changes, public notaries were enforcing […]

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