Verifying if a Notary is Real It is very Imortant to make sure that the Notary is for Real. Just because You see a Notary Stamp with the Notary's Name and State Stamped on the Document in Question, Does Not Mean a thing. It can be a Fake. You want to be sure that the Notary is for Real. You must take the time to Verify. That is the whole Point: "The Document in Question" means just that - Everything about the Document should be Questioned about the Document.
With so much Fraud going on, It is Important and You Must be Careful. What happens is that someone can go to any Printer and Orders a Notary Stamp with the Name of the State on it. The Printer takes the Order with No Questions Asked. Printers are in Business to Sell Printing to the Customers Wishes. The unsuspecting Victim Looks at the Notary Stamp - and if it Looks Real - they assume that the Notary is Real - and never Questions anything. To Not Question this is where a Serious Mistake is Made.
All that You need to do, is to Contact or go to Your States Notary Commission Website. Here You can look them up by their Name or Commission Number and see if they have any Complaints Filed or if the Notary has been revoked. It will also Give You their Address.
It may be their Home, or it may be a Business Location, Commercial to Home Based Business. I have seen in some cases where you can actually get their actusl Notary Application. If it is their Business Address You will want to compare it to theDocument in Question. Check the Address and if it is ( as an example ) a Foreclosure - You want to Check the Address against the Agents Address. I have found Notaries that work in the Same Location as the Document Question, and especialy in a Pretend Lender. If it is a Home Address, You can look this up in Public Records. Here you can compare the Signatures.
If the Address on File with the Notary Commission Matches the Address on the Document, and the Signatures DO NOT, or they are Notarizing a Document in Question with Squiggly Lines, You may be able to get the Document Voided and their Notary Revoked once You have the Proof.