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WOW – I Didn’t Know You Can Do a Notary Online!

April 14th, 2014 No comments

WOW – I Didn’t Know You Can Do a Notary Online!

It’s the most common expression we hear. Second most often heard? Really cool, why didn’t I think of that?

Our secret sauce? Nothing short of a determined focus on a clear vision. Our customers from all over the World are very surprised that we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary since we processed our first live e-Notarization back in 2004. Our professional team of notaries do an unbelievable job instilling the assurance needed to help our first timers. Proud to share what others have said over the past several days: 

  • NotaryCam, you guys were excellent. Your startup idea is amazing! …….The sign up process was quick and easy. I also talked to someone in online chat right there on the website to ask all the questions I needed. The support was quick and precise. The notary session was relaxing and it was quite a fun experience for me. Once again thanks for providing this awesome service NotaryCam! Keep rockin!  Max Vershinin, April 13, 2014 
  • NOTARY CAM IS AWESOME!! Welcome to the power of the digital world. They linked me and my partner from one coast to the other, with signed and notarized documents In our inbox within the half hour. This is service that’s relevant, affordable, and efficient. And the staff is helpful, professional, friendly, and timely. You won’t be disappointed!   Alexander Smith April 8, 2014


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Phony lawyers calling themselves notarios continue to scam unsuspecting immigrants

March 28th, 2014 No comments

EL PASO — A “Now Renting” sign and an empty office is all Irma Castañeda found when she went to ask her immigration attorney how her deferred action petition was proceeding. She had paid the man who turned out not to be a lawyer at all $2000 to solve her immigration problem.

Had the scam never happened, Castañeda would be done with her deferred action process. In the meantime, she is not allowed to work and she is desperate because her husband was deported recently, the house he started to build for them at Horizon City is unfinished, and she cannot feed or provide any comfort to her two daughters — Rosalva, 12, and Jackeline, 9, who was born with a developmental disability.

According to immigrant advocates, individuals setting up phony legal offices on the bilingual U.S.-Mexico border are taking advantage of the frequent confusion between the term notario público understood to usually denote a lawyer in Mexico and notary public, which in the U.S. is a person with no legal training, with the very limited legal authority of a licensed notary public to basically attest to the validity of a signature on a document for a $6 fee.

As a consequence, this misconception often leads to cases of immigrants becoming victims of extortion from shady individuals passing themselves off as immigration attorneys.

“Undocumented immigrants are in desperate situations and…

Finish reading Phony lawyers calling themselves notarios continue to scam unsuspecting immigrants


‘F*** This’: Atheist Outraged After Claiming Notary Refused Her Service – But the Bank Has a Different Story

March 28th, 2014 No comments

An atheist activist is claiming that a notary at a TD Bank branch in New Jersey refused her request to authenticate documents, because she’s a nonbeliever — but a spokeswoman for the bank has an entirely different story.

“I was just refused service — because I am an atheist,” American Atheists managing director Amanda Knief wrote on the organization’s Facebook page Tuesday. “It was embarrassing, humiliating, and pissed me off.”

Knief said that she went to her local TD Bank to have documents notarized, but that the notary asked for an explanation of the papers in question.

“The documents were charitable organizations registrations for American Atheists in several states. So I told her what AA is about,” Knief explained. “She looked down, then looked at me and [American Atheists President] Dave Silverman and said she couldn’t sign the documents because of ‘personal reasons’ and went to find another notary who was eating his lunch to come do the authentications.”



Notaries investigated after Action 9 report

March 25th, 2014 No comments


Dozens of notaries are now being investigated after an Action 9 investigation exposed their criminal histories. We found convicted con men and thieves still had state licenses to notarize legal documents.

Surveillance cameras helped investigators build a case against Ricky Collins, who was found guilty of a yearlong burglary spree through tourist hotels.  But Action 9 discovered he was still licensed by Florida to notarize legal documents.

Collins was one of 400 felons our investigation exposed who remained licensed notaries.



The Growth Guy

March 9th, 2014 No comments

Friend Verne Harnish has a global pulse on the ‘what, when and who’ is happening in the business world, focusing primarily on young growing companies and entrepreneurs. I met Verne more than a decade at a CEO club meeting, bought his book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and have been a true fan and follower ever since. Here’s a quick bio:

Verne is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants,” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program, both held at MIT.  Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company, Verne has spent the past 29 years educating entrepreneurial teams.

The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, Verne is also the Venture Columnist for Fortune magazine, author of “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm,” and Co-author of “The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: How Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business.”

We reconnected recently and, although most in my network follow Verne, I thought we would let the secret out so you can follow his sage advice as well. Here is a copy of his latest Vernes Insight