Shub Law is investigating fraudulent practices of notary services across the United States. There are fees for most notary services that involve acknowledgments or jurats, but what most consumers don’t know is that these fees vary by state.
COMMON NOTARY SERVICES
Notary services are required for official documentation that involves signing, or “acknowledgment,” from the customer. Common documentation that requires this is mortgage agreements, loan agreements, powers of attorney, deed of trust, rental agreements, and contracts. Due to the importance of these documents, and often monetary weight, consumers need to trust that they’re not being taken advantage of.
HOW ILLEGAL NOTARY FEES HAPPEN
Because these are official documents that signify a transaction of some sort, a fee is required once notarized. These fees vary by state, but what is important to know is that each state has the fees capped at a maximum rate. For instance, Rhode Island has its maximum acknowledgment fee set at $1.00, but Washington has its set at $10.00.
When consumers are not aware of this, especially those who are moving states, it is easy for notaries to take advantage of consumers and charge illegal fees. We at Shub Law value your rights. If you have paid notary fees, you can review the National Notary Association State Maximum Fees site to see if you were overcharged. If you paid more than listed, you may have been charged an illegal fee, and we can help you get your money back.
CONTACT US TODAY!
We shouldn’t allow consumers to be taken advantage of just because they do not know legal ins and outs. Shub Law is a national leader in representing individuals against consumer fraud. If you or someone you know believes you were overcharged for notary fees, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 856-772-7200. Shub Law Firm is a national leader in representing consumers, just like you, against some of the nation’s largest companies. Our experienced class action attorneys are here to help you get justice. Contact us now! All consultations are free of charge.