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November 20, 2019

Your notary stole your private information and sold it.

Filed under: Drama & Tragedy — admin @ 5:50 am

Good God! Did this really happen? I don’t know. How would you know? But, imagine that it did.

Let’s say a Notary came to your house and took all of your social security information and other information from the loan application. There is a lot of sensitive information there.

Or perhaps the notary went to the bathroom, rummaged through your house and came up with some sensitive information. You might not find out right away. But, later on you might be a victim of identity theft. What a nightmare. Is there a way to protect yourself from your Notary? Should you even be concerned?

Honestly, this is the last thing you should worry about. The worst I have heard a Notary do is to not show up, leave you high and dry, be rude, or steal your oxy-codene (which is a serious crime.) If a Notary stole your morphene, then you wouldn’t have it at your most anxious moment — anxious because someone stole your morphene. That sounds like an oxymoron. Okay, the morphene theft not so much but the oxy-codene theft could sound like an oxymoron.

Another piece of information the notary has is your loan terms. He could try to sell the borrower a competitive product based on the private information he is privy to.

So, don’t lose sleep over this issue. It was an interesting issue to discuss. Let us know if you have any input.

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  1. I have a possible issue and I could use some opinions. I have been an NSA 7 years this March, 2020. I am also a Trustee in a small town. An international wind farm company knows that we have an ordinance against building any turbines within one and one half miles from our border, and we filed a law suit in July, 2019 to prevent construction. We await a judge to hear our case (January, 2020.) Meanwhile the wind Farm company, permits in hand from the county to the south, ( village limits are county line road), has been building on earnest since the beginning of December, 2019. MY DILEMMA is that I have been slandered and accused by one pro wind townsperson, of benefitting economically bc our city Attorney is a friend. I am Very concerned that my journal entries since July, 2019 will be subpeona’d. Our board is split, 4 trustees, me and 3 others, oppose the construction, 2 trustees plus the mayor and clerk want them. I record no SS#’s. But I do record mostly driver’s license information of my signers and their ID addresses. IF they want to examine my journals I believe that this compromises many signer’s private information. This may not happen, but if they request my journals I WILL FIGHT. What would you do? Call the FBI?

    Comment by betty — January 15, 2020 @ 10:33 pm

  2. Sounds like you need to review your notary handbook in regards to proper procedure if someone wants to view your journal. Not sure which state you’re in but in CA the request needs to be in writing and it has to specify the date, name of person, document etc and then all that person is allowed to have is a line item copy of that one document. People are not allowed to examine every entry in our book just because they want to so review your handbook or call the NNA or your Secretary of State and ask what the laws say about it.

    Comment by Chelsea Addison — January 18, 2020 @ 12:33 am

  3. I just received a call from a police department telling me that someone purchased a 97K truck with my identity. They had my S.S number and even my drivers license. The only way I could think of someone getting a picture of my license was when I met with a notary a couple months back for my new job. The notary took pictures of the license. Which means he must have sold my identity on the dark web, which was then purchased by the theif.

    Comment by Nate — August 2, 2022 @ 6:48 pm

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