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May 21, 2019

A lady Notary gets a request for backdating. Hear this brilliant solution

Filed under: Technical & Legal — admin @ 11:05 am

This is a tip from one of our most seasoned Notaries that we’ve ever had. What season? Hmmm. Autumn! She got a request for backdating. She says it is hard to get the request in writing.

If it were me I would tell them — just put the job specifications in writing and I will deal with it accordingly.

That way I am not incriminating myself, but I sure as hell will report their (&*#) to the Sec of State once I get that instruction sheet telling me what date to put in my journal and on the documents. That is fraud central.

So, yet another great tip from one of our great Notaries relayed to you by me… the messenger!

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  1. I make the same request under similar circumstances.

    I also add that “exception requests to currently authorized procedures” need to be on
    letterhead stationary and hand signed with a copy of the requestors ID.

    Then they should be scanned and sent as an attachment via email.

    Over the past 20 years had about a dozen requests (only on the phone) but not
    a single email with the “exception request”.

    Comment by Kenneth Edelstein — May 21, 2019 @ 6:34 pm

  2. Several years ago, I worked with a loan officer on a few loan signings. On one occasion, after we picked up the loan package from the lender and then traveled to her client (she was afraid to drive freeways,) the loan officer asked me if I would BACKDATE the notary certificates, etc. I pulled my car over to the curb, asked her WHY she wanted me to backdate, and told her that it was AGAINST THE LAW! NO WAY! I told her that I wanted nothing to do with the signing, I would simply provide transportation (I really should have asked her to get out of my car and fend for herself, but I’m a nice lady.) She did complete the signing with the client, found another notary who would comply with her request). Weeks passed, I wasn’t paid for providing transportation. I contacted her client and found out that the loan officer had LOST HER JOB! All I can say is KARMA BITES!

    Comment by Ellen Michaels — May 22, 2019 @ 2:16 pm

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