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June 22, 2019

She lost a great account because she didn’t want to backdate

Filed under: Marketing Articles — admin @ 12:20 pm

This type of story is not something we hear about much. Companies will not typically ask you to backdate. They only ask when there is some huge financial loss that they will incur if they don’t. What these companies don’t seem to understand is that the consequences of getting caught are far worse than the small commission or few thousand you lose if you have to redraw the loan or lose the loan entirely.

This particular Notary had a nice client for years. She did many jobs for them month after month. Then one day they were in a jam and asked her to backdate for them. The Notary said no, and the company never used her again. Hmmm. With friends like them who needs enemies!

I have never heard a story exactly like this before. The moral of the story is that people who hire Notaries are typically people lacking any sort of scruples, so don’t expect anything from them. And if they ask for illegal things, don’t do it. And if you get fired as a result, just make sure you have a large compilation of other clients because you’ll be needing them.

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1 Comment »

  1. Years ago, I worked with a loan officer on a few loan signings. Since she didn’t drive freeways, I offered to take her to the signing. Our first stop was the title company to pick up the loan package. When we were about five minutes away from the location, the loan officer asked me to BACKDATE the documents, notary certificates, etc. I REFUSED! I TOLD HER THAT I WOULD BE BREAKING THE LAW! Further, I told her that if she wanted the loan package dated for the date she requested, WHY didn’t we do the signing on that date.

    So I simply provided transportation. She met with the client, found ANOTHER notary who would comply with her ILLEGAL request.

    A few weeks after the signing, I still wasn’t paid for transporting her. I contacted the borrower and was told by the borrower that the loan officer HAD BEEN FIRED FROM HER JOB!

    I never received payment, but KARMA BITES!

    Comment by Ellen Michaels — June 24, 2019 @ 2:03 pm

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