The signer of a (and this was the name) Notarized Power of Attorney met with GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak on the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, 2016. Fearing not being able to find a notary public on the weekend, the caller phoned our notary service earlier in the morning in the hopes that at some point, a notary would be available. Yes, you see it, Open Availability on a web search or even directly on a business’ website, but how often do you call a business that says they are open on Sunday, to call or visit and they are indeed ‘CLOSED’? It happens quite a bit.
Know that as of right now, Monday April 11, 2016, 12:30 pm, we are OPEN for business and will assist you in EVERY WAY possible for your notary needs. You see that we say, “in every way possible” and not “in every way”. We cater to those with exigent circumstances; sometimes the documents are already signed by the signer (not a problem), written in another language (usually not a problem), or the signer cannot physically sign nor make a mark (seldom a problem). What we CANNOT do, well, look at the list below for things that a State of South Carolina Notary Public cannot do:
Notarize signatures on originals or photocopies of documents
Notarize for dates preceding the current date of personal appearance.
Notarize for dates following the current date of personal appearance.
Notarize for persons we do not have in front of us (appearance), this includes those we know personally.
Notarize for documents we know involve fraudulent activity.
Notarize for documents for friends of family members or friends sight unseen.
Know that the #1 instance of notary fraud occurs when notaries public notarize on behalf of family members and friends!