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I have a notary bond. Do I want Errors and Omissions Insurance too?

Many notaries mistakenly believe that the notary bond protects the notary. However, this is not the case. The notary bond is designed to protect the public. If a claim is made against your bond, you are required to pay it back. Notary errors & omissions insurance protects the notary.

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Help! My best friend asked to borrow my notary seal. What should I do?

Learn how to handle situations where you are asked to lend your notary seal to a friend or coworker.

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Florida Notaries- When to Refuse a Notarization

As a public officer, a notary must be prepared and willing to carry out his or her duties for a client who requests a notarial act that is both lawful and authorized. By acting as an impartial witness to the execution of documents, notaries help to deter fraud and promote the integrity of document transactions. There exist however, certain conditions and situations when a Florida notary is bound by law to refuse notary services

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How to Report a Notary Public in the State of Florida

The main goal of the office of Notary Public is to protect the public by preventing fraud. Unfortunately, it is a sad fact that not every notary public takes their duties and contribution to society seriously. In order to uphold the integrity and honor...

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How to Spot a Fake FLORIDA ID

How to Spot a Fake Florida ID For any notarization, not only must the signer be present, but it is your duty as the notary to ensure the signer provides adequate identification. While the average notary probably cannot detect expertly faked identific...

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