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joanbergst

California
360 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2009 :  10:13:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit joanbergst's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We also sell I.D. badges at www.notaryclasses.com and you can see the badge on-line.
I wear my badge on every notary assignment.



Joan Bergstrom
24/7 To Riverside & San Bernardino Counties.
State Notary exam teacher for www.notaryclasses.com
www.joanbergstromnotarypublic.com
joan.bergstrom@yahoo.com
Cell: 951-522-4919
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athomka

Florida
8 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2009 :  08:56:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have always been using a formal ID Badge on every closing that I do. I can assure you that it helps the client feel more secure when you have a ID Picture Badge on your clothing because if you think about it just giving someone your Business Card is not really any assurance that you are that person. If anyone would like to see a copy of my Offical Photo ID Badge then just send me an email (athomka@yahoo.com) and I will email back a copy in (.gif format) for you to see it. I would also be willing to help anyone to make this same ID Badge by sending setting up the badge for you and emailing it back to you and all you would need to do is have a picture to insert on the badge and then laminate the ID (Office Max, Office Depot, Staples) and you will have customers who will be very happy to see you especially with and offical ID Photo Badge. My cost would only be for $10.00 for your badge.

Albert E. Thomka
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edelske

New York
812 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2008 :  11:11:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit edelske's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just ordered one. I hope it replaces the need to keep fishing my wallet out to show the building security people my drivers license (everywhere in NYC).

Fer twenty bucks - seems worth it.



Kenneth A Edelstein
Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting
http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com

Edited by - edelske on 11/05/2008 11:12:10 AM
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crtowles

California
553 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2008 :  2:46:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also keep a couple of copies of my notary commission in my briefcase just in case. However, no one has asked me however to prove who I am. I guess I have a trustworthy face :)

~Carmen

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jbelmont

California
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Posted - 09/29/2008 :  2:39:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
(1) Show the client your notary seal which has your name on it.
(2) You can have clients compare the name on your stamp to the name on your driver license and hopefully, the names will be similar, otherwise they will conclude that you stole someone's seal.

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WDMD

9 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2008 :  1:24:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit WDMD's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"Make sense?"

Yes that makes it clearer than your post of "Here in AZ, I still wear my badge I received after taking notaryclasses.com training in CA......."

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lildeb1951

Arizona
32 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2008 :  1:03:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit lildeb1951's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No, I don't wear a badge that says I'm a CA notary and doing closings in AZ. My badge has my picture, my AZ commission, my certification # and APN/CSA member. I took the classes while I lived in CA before moving to AZ and had my badge made for AZ after I moved. Make sense??

quote:
Originally posted by WDMD

quote:
Originally posted by lildeb1951

Here in AZ, I still wear my badge I received after taking notaryclasses.com training in CA and I have had clients comment about having the I.D. on when I approached their door. It's a good idea.



Are you saying you got a ID badge when you were in CA? Does the badge say you are a CA notary? I don't think I'd want a badge here in MD saying I'm a CA notary if thats the case. Either way what I did was free, I was just curious as the original poster is from MD also.

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WDMD

9 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2008 :  09:20:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit WDMD's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BobbiCT

$20 for someone else to custom make one "Notary ID" isn't a bad deal, particularly as most states do not require or have an "official Notary Public" identification card.

Anyone can create his/her own Notary ID badge. Just pick up the laminate materials from Staples. Create your own official looking color ID, put it between the laminate and use your iron to seal it.

A Club I belong to recently created ID badges for all the players in our national tournament, with the Club logo, players names and state representation, it looked FANTASTIC and very professional. Great for luggage tags, too.

Bobbi in CT




You are right, $20 is not alot of money. And like you say anyone can make up a badge themselves. IMHO though, I think using the MD state issued title producer license as a ID would be much more official looking then something a CA notary class makes or something an individual makes on their own.

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PWinFL

Florida
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Posted - 08/14/2008 :  07:40:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit PWinFL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
If you click on supplies on this website you can see what the badge looks like.

The charge is $20.


FWIW, I couldn't find the badge anywhere on the "supplies" pages.

Never drive any faster than your guardian angel can fly.

I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Florida,
and I may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice.


Visit us online at http://www.PAWnotary.com
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BobbiCT

Connecticut
135 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2008 :  05:36:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit BobbiCT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
$20 for someone else to custom make one "Notary ID" isn't a bad deal, particularly as most states do not require or have an "official Notary Public" identification card.

Anyone can create his/her own Notary ID badge. Just pick up the laminate materials from Staples. Create your own official looking color ID, put it between the laminate and use your iron to seal it.

A Club I belong to recently created ID badges for all the players in our national tournament, with the Club logo, players names and state representation, it looked FANTASTIC and very professional. Great for luggage tags, too.

Bobbi in CT
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joanbergst

California
360 Posts

Posted - 08/13/2008 :  7:29:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit joanbergst's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am sure www.notaryclasses.com will do a badge for any state.
They need your name, email your profile picture, commission number, exp date, and the name of the State.

If you click on supplies on this website you can see what the badge looks like.

The charge is $20.


Joan Bergstrom
24/7 To Riverside & San Bernardino Counties.
State Notary exam teacher for www.notaryclasses.com
www.joanbergstromnotarypublic.com
joan.bergstrom@yahoo.com
Cell: 951-522-4919
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WDMD

9 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2008 :  03:51:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit WDMD's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lildeb1951

Here in AZ, I still wear my badge I received after taking notaryclasses.com training in CA and I have had clients comment about having the I.D. on when I approached their door. It's a good idea.



Are you saying you got a ID badge when you were in CA? Does the badge say you are a CA notary? I don't think I'd want a badge here in MD saying I'm a CA notary if thats the case. Either way what I did was free, I was just curious as the original poster is from MD also.
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lildeb1951

Arizona
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Posted - 08/11/2008 :  7:27:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit lildeb1951's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here in AZ, I still wear my badge I received after taking notaryclasses.com training in CA and I have had clients comment about having the I.D. on when I approached their door. It's a good idea.
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WDMD

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Posted - 08/11/2008 :  08:11:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit WDMD's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Joan, is that ID card for all states or just CA? I looked at the one you are selling and it does not specify. The example shown was for a CA notary so I am curious if you have ID's for other states notaries.
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joanbergst

California
360 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2008 :  11:12:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit joanbergst's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Call the office 909-915-1201 (www.notaryclasses.com) and they will fix you up with a badge.

I was at the jails last Friday in Riverside and the guard wanted to see proof of my CA Notary Commission and I was wearing my badge and that was all he needed.




Joan Bergstrom
24/7 To Riverside & San Bernardino Counties.
State Notary exam teacher for www.notaryclasses.com
www.joanbergstromnotarypublic.com
joan.bergstrom@yahoo.com
Cell: 951-522-4919
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WDMD

9 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2008 :  2:33:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit WDMD's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pigattee

Is there such a thing as a Notary ID to show to signers when you arrive at your signing? If so, where can I have a ID made. Clients have asked me to show them my ID and you my drivers lic., but I would like to have a more professional ID to show.
Thanks



The MIA used to send a wallet size copy of your title producer license. I had that laminated to show borrowers. MIA does not send the wallet size copy anymore so I scanned the full size copy and shrunk it to wallet size and laminated it.

That has so far made borrowers at ease. You should do it with yours, it looks official especially with the seal.
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joanbergst

California
360 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2008 :  10:08:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit joanbergst's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I teach for www.notaryclasses.com as Kelly does and I wear the badge to all notary loan-signings and any public notary work I do.

It looks like an official badge and people assume its a Government I.D. It costs very little and has my picture on it.

It has stopped anyone asking me for my drivers license to prove my I.D.
I have also forgot that I am wearing the badge and have gone into supermarkets/etc and had people ask me about my notary services.

I have gotten 4 notary assignments from wearing the badge.





Joan Bergstrom
24/7 To Riverside & San Bernardino Counties.
State Notary exam teacher for www.notaryclasses.com
www.joanbergstromnotarypublic.com
joan.bergstrom@yahoo.com
Cell: 951-522-4919
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Lee-AR

Arkansas
610 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2008 :  11:15:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As backwards as Arkansas normally is, the SOS does actually provide a 'wallet card'. But, I hand 'em a business card and have only once had someone question my credentials....and the wallet card didn't make him happy anyway. Nothing would have made him happy.

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Kelly

California
105 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2008 :  05:03:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kelly's Homepage  Reply with Quote
www.NotaryClasses.com sells an ID badge. I think they want something like $12 or so for it. I have one that was provided to me from the owner and it's nice. I wear it because I want to, not because I have to. I think it comes with a clippie and/or a lanyard, I'm sorry I can't remember. :)
kelly

Kelly Robertson
Coach - Mentor - Instructor
One-of-a-Kind, "How To" Workshops for New Notaries & Signing Agents http://www.SigningAgentCoach.com
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909notary

California
15 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2008 :  1:13:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit 909notary's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When I show up at someone's house the first thing I do is hand them a business card. Only once has a client asked if I am a real notary public. I pointed out my commission number and encouraged the client to very it with the SOS. I also carry a copy of my commission cert., bond and E&O policy.
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crtowles

California
553 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2008 :  12:03:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never understood why our individual SOS's don't supply this...this would be nice for us and reassuring to the customers.

Carmen
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vince

Kansas
324 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2008 :  06:05:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit vince's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kansas has a wallet sized ID that is issued by the SOS office. Never been asked for it except by a client or two. It has about the same info that is on the commission. Perhaps you could reduce your commission (assuming you are issued one) to that size and carry it.
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dfye@mcttelecom.com

New Hampshire
681 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2008 :  12:54:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit dfye@mcttelecom.com's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How about a copy of your commission? I have been asked many times if I really am a notary. If they are still unsure, I let them see my drivers license. Inasmuch as we are going into strange people's home, we are strange to them. I like to think of myself as the "cop" on the other side of the door with badge in hand.

Legal Eagle Para Professional Services
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n/a

Maryland
2 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2008 :  9:42:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there such a thing as a Notary ID to show to signers when you arrive at your signing? If so, where can I have a ID made. Clients have asked me to show them my ID and you my drivers lic., but I would like to have a more professional ID to show.
Thanks
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