|Advertising notary services or notarizations without actual qualified government authority might be false or deceptive advertising under federal and state truth-in-advertising laws.|
California Govt Code § 8227.1. Unlawful acts by one not a notary public; misdemeanor
It shall be a misdemeanor for any person who is not a duly commissioned, qualified, and acting notary public for the State of California to do any of the following:
(a) Represent or hold himself or herself out to the public or to any person as being entitled to act as a notary public.
(b) Assume, use or advertise the title of notary public in such a manner as to convey the impression that the person is a notary public.
(c) Purport to act as a notary public.