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jbelmont

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Posted - 08/02/2017 :  2:46:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If someone you did a signing for committed identity fraud, and the FBI knocks on your door, they consider YOU, the NOTARY to be a suspect as an accomplice in an identity fraud ring. Yes, you heard me correctly.

We have had a dozen or so notaries investigated by the FBI or get subpoenaed to show up before a Judge in the last year or two. It is no joke. If your records are straight and you are not personally committing any funny business or negligence, then you are okay.

But, what if your state doesn't require a journal? Your journal is the only evidence you have to prove your innocence in an identity fraud case. If you don't have a journal because your state doesn't require it, you could end up in court for a month or even in jail. Notaries who do keep thorough records have told me stories that the judge will take a look at their journal and more times than not, let them off the hook and NOT require them to show up for a long and drawn out court case.

If you are in court for a month you do not get paid. If you end up in jail, you don't get paid to be in jail either. So, keep your act straight and keep a journal, hopefully with thumbprints so the FBI will have evidence to nail the real bad guys instead of nailing the Notary!

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