glad this came up again/PLEASE someone clarify! - Posted by AnnNC
Posted by AnnNC on January 10, 2001 at 23:44:48:
The notary’s signature line says "appeared before me"
Appeared before me. Not, brought a paper to me.
They ask for ID.
Witness means they witness the signture as it is signed,
not witness THAT is was signed at some other time.
One scam that used to go around was a man inspecting a house with a woman, who was not his wife, but assumed to be his wife, because they were looking at houses together, or selling one. This man had a wife, just not her. Then the fake wife would sign off on documents.
Notaries need to verify ID.
A notary is not a secretary. They have responsibility,
insurance, libilities, a national organization.
One area of confusion is that so many times, on this board, people refer to acting fast, and signing “at the kitchen table”. Sign what?
The references to meeting people at a property at 9PM, etc, and doing the deal, WHAT am I missing?
It really is pretty confusing. You don’t have a notary following you around to make offers, but for the actual deed, that is a done deal.
PLEASE somebody take it from here and clarify this, and walk us through this!
I have this question too!