Notary Blog: The ‘I Love Them Factor’ and Other Risky Situations

Sometimes family members get away with having those in care allowing paperwork to be notarized because of the “I Love Them” factor (signing and allowing a document to be drafted sight unseen and notarized because they ‘feel’ their relative has their best interest at heart). Continue reading

Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Weighing in on those I-9 Authorizations – Online or Paper?

Some Notaries are unfamiliar with the process altogether. There are a handful of us that know that the form should NOT BE STAMPED. Some forms come with Attestation forms or other acknowledgment forms for that very reason. Continue reading

Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | “Duress Me Not”, Tales from Hodges, South Carolina

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Some tips for other Notaries Public when performing signings in which Duress may be a factor. Also, there are several agencies you can seek assistance from should you feel you or someone you care for may be in danger or may be under the coercive deception of a loved-one. Continue reading