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Unilateral CommitmentsHello, Roundy Round Tires, do you have a Never Flat for my Go Go Mobile? Great, I might be stopping by later this afternoon, say 2PM. Can you assure me of instant service if I decide to show up? No, I don’t wish to make an appointment at this time; I just want your assurance...
04/12/2018
The Right to Cancel done WrongIt’s easy to make errors on the Right to Cancel, also known as the Right of Rescission form. Unfortunately this form must be free of errors prior to funding. There are several ways to make a mess of it. This entry will cover a few of the more common errors; I’m sure ...
04/09/2018
Really Long Distance Venue FraudWe all know what the Venue is. It contains the State (or Commonwealth, etc) and the County (or Parish, etc.) of the notarization. Specifically, it documents where the notary (not the affiant in some cases) signed the document. If an Acknowledgement is being issued;...
04/06/2018
Summonses in notary’s mailboxBaby Boomers will recall the well known summons from the Draft Board. It began with “Greetings, and went on to specify an appointment to visit them……”. Not as life threatening is a civil suit summons. Somebody wants restitution for monetary damage you caused. You migh...
04/04/2018
I don’t knowWhen I was young my mother sent me to summer camp (to get rid of me?). The director of the camp used to tell stories; always with deep meaning. I always remembered this one and it has much relevance to my notary work.Long ago in the time of the Pharaohs, the Hebrew slaves building a P...
04/01/2018
How to Chase Away ClientsThrough the years, by accident, inattention or just plain stupidity – I have chased away some clients. We all have. Miztakes are a normal part of the human existence. Show me someone who claims to never make mistakes; I will show you a delusional individual. Probably the ...
03/29/2018
I interrupt this BlogThe vast majority of my blog entries are notary related. Occasionally I write something on the silly or humorous side. This one is a bit different, it’s personal. I’m going to share a magical moment that I experienced, nothing whatsoever to do with notarizations. The wife and...
03/26/2018
Notaries for 2 Big USA ProblemsNot wanting to keep you in suspense, first let me state the two big problems. The first is a lack of understanding and appreciation for folks who are, for whatever reason; different. The second problem is, as perceived by many; a distrust of our government, at virtu...
03/22/2018
My War with MiceWe have a small camper; it’s parked in a storage lot in upstate New York. After years of finding black rice shaped droppings – I declared war. They were in the silverware drawer (yuck), mixed in with clothing, in the sink, on the rug – yup; the little fiends had moved in. And, the...
03/19/2018
Manage Incoming CallsWhen individuals call for non-signing work the first question they usually ask is “How much is a Notary.” Of course there is no simple answer based on the non-existent details. You need to find out details of the job request. It certainly would cost more than my usual fee if ...
03/15/2018
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