Ghosts of Notaries Past
Before the remote online notarization boom these last few years, mobile and public notaries have dealt with some scary situations while meeting with clients to notarize a document. Especially for mobile notaries, traveling to a new location with a new client can be frightening. With Halloween right around the corner, we wanted to get in the spirit and share some spooky tales.
There are several stories like that of Ashley Manfre, who was held at gunpoint by a client who was expecting their settlement money to be handed over to him immediately by the notary. Luckily, because she was a consummate professional, she was able to calm down the client and provide him with ample information about the signing and when he could expect to receive his money.
This is just one of the countless scary situations both public and mobile notaries have been faced with in the past. Here at NotaryLive.com you are able to notarize documents from the comfort and safety of your home or office. So spooky stories and frightening tales can remain something you tell over a campfire.
However, sometimes the spook factor happens even after the notary is involved. Just last year in 2019, Police in Utah found the body of Jeanne Souron-Mathers' husband dead in a freezer at the couple's home. After police discovered the body, they discovered a notarized letter from Paul, the husband, stating that his wife was not responsible for his death. Spooky, right?
NotaryLive.com provides a contact-less way for notaries to continue doing their job without putting their lives, or the clients lives in jeopardy.
Another situation that every Notary faces each time a notarization session begins is the identity confirmation process. A notaries main job is to prevent fraud, and confirm the identities of all necessary signers before the notarization process can begin. As famous notary Dwight Shrute says "IDENTITY THEFT IS NOT A JOKE."
It used to be 100% on the notaries to be able to confirm that a signer is who they said they are. This can leave the notary open to potential fraud if they cannot detect an issue. While it is still imperative for an online notary to review a signers identity, here at NotaryLive.com we use state of the art identification technology. This combined with the notary doing their due diligence, we can double down on ensuring the signer is who they say they are.
NotaryLive.com and the process of remote online notarization are helping remove the scary situations a notary may face during a notarization, while also making the process that much more efficient and effective.