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Old 07-01-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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If you go to a notary public and get something notarized, what does that mean exactly? And if you knowingly put false information on it, and get caught, what can happen to you?
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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A notary is only there to verify that the person who signs it is the person that they say they are.
Lying on a document signed by a notary is no different than one signed by a stranger, other than you can't claim that it wasn't that signed it.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #7
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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A notary is only there to verify that the person who signs it is the person that they say they are.
Lying on a document signed by a notary is no different than one signed by a stranger, other than you can't claim that it wasn't that signed it.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:14 PM   #10
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A notary is only there to verify that the person who signs it is the person that they say they are.
Lying on a document signed by a notary is no different than one signed by a stranger, other than you can't claim that it wasn't that signed it.
This.

Whether you can get in trouble for it depends on what the document was.
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Um, lying in and of itself isn't illegal. We'd need to know the context of the lie.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:33 PM   #12
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In many states, the person receiving the notary service done has to "swear an oath," whether vocally or by his signature, attesting that the information is true and correct. Lying about this can result in persecution for perjury.

Of course, the severity of the perjury and what kind/type of documents may determine whether or not prosecution is justified.

I'm probably going to take the Kahleeforneeya Notary class this fall and become a Notary Public myself...
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:36 PM   #13
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In many states, the person receiving the notary service done has to "swear an oath," whether vocally or by his signature, attesting that the information is true and correct. Lying about this can result in persecution for perjury.

Of course, the severity of the perjury and what kind/type of documents may determine whether or not prosecution is justified.

I'm probably going to take the Kahleeforneeya Notary class this fall and become a Notary Public myself...

Then you should know you are only swearing to thier identity, not if the information is true or not.

When you notarize mortgage loan paperwork, you have no idea if they are lying about thier income, assets, if they will occupy the property, etc. You are only attesting that they are who they say they are by getting IDs in compliance with the Patriot Act.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:40 PM   #14
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Then you should know you are only swearing to thier identity, not if the information is true or not.

When you notarize mortgage loan paperwork, you have no idea if they are lying about thier income, assets, if they will occupy the property, etc. You are only attesting that they are who they say they are by getting IDs in compliance with the Patriot Act.
Agreed. But if you lie on a notary form, it can still be considered perjury. While the Notary is only responsible for verifying the identity of the signer, providing false information about identity makes it perjury. This has nothing to do with the content of the documents...only the identity of the person signing the documents.
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Then you should know you are only swearing to thier identity, not if the information is true or not.

When you notarize mortgage loan paperwork, you have no idea if they are lying about thier income, assets, if they will occupy the property, etc. You are only attesting that they are who they say they are by getting IDs in compliance with the Patriot Act.
Agreed. But if you lie on a notary form, it can still be considered perjury. While the Notary is only responsible for verifying the identity of the signer, providing false information about identity makes it perjury. This has nothing to do with the content of the documents...only the identity of the person signing the documents.
It's true that the notary only verifies that the signer is, in fact, who they are signing that they are.

You aren't going to get in trouble with the law, unless what you are signing is a legal document.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:41 PM   #16
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Here's the deal: I work for a company that does inspections (not telling what kind). Starting soon, a new law is going into effect that all inspectors have to have a new type of certificate. To get the certificate, there is a test that has to be passed, and the employee has to meet one of four requirements, a bachelor's degree in certain subjects, graduation from certain institutions, possesion of a license as an engineer, or 4 years of work experience in the field. A lot of employees have none of these requirements. The company has a form that we have to get notarized, saying that we have the 4 years of experience.

The company knows that several employees will be lying on their notarized form, but if the employee has this certificate, the company can charge more than double for their services. I'm not planning on taking the test or signing the form, but there are several employees who need the extra money this certificate will get them salary-wise, though they are scared as to what might happen if they get caught.

I had heard years ago that getting a form notarized makes it an "Official Document", and lying on it could get you a fine or even jail time.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #17
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Here's the deal: I work for a company that does inspections (not telling what kind). Starting soon, a new law is going into effect that all inspectors have to have a new type of certificate. To get the certificate, there is a test that has to be passed, and the employee has to meet one of four requirements, a bachelor's degree in certain subjects, graduation from certain institutions, possesion of a license as an engineer, or 4 years of work experience in the field. A lot of employees have none of these requirements. The company has a form that we have to get notarized, saying that we have the 4 years of experience.

The company knows that several employees will be lying on their notarized form, but if the employee has this certificate, the company can charge more than double for their services. I'm not planning on taking the test or signing the form, but there are several employees who need the extra money this certificate will get them salary-wise, though they are scared as to what might happen if they get caught.

I had heard years ago that getting a form notarized makes it an "Official Document", and lying on it could get you a fine or even jail time.
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if the certification is legally required, there are most likely civil or criminal penalties for claiming it without being qualified.
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