Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fraud Tip: Notarized Is No Guarantee

Have you ever accepted a notarized statement or proof of identity as the basis for establishing an account or beginning a financial relationship with an individual or organization? Do you know that numerous rubber stamp companies will make up a notary stamp for anyone with a copy of the stamp for them to work from? Usually the cost is about fifteen dollars! Instead of a notarized copy or statement, ask for a reference from another know financial institution that you can verify directly with that institution. A notary stamp is worth about as much as the paper it is printed on!

John Kammin was a professional identity thief and now assists law enforcement and banks regarding how to protect themselves. For more information see www.TheProsAndTheCons.com.

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