|So far, the only rejection that I have had was the U.S. Patent Office. |
When asked by the general public to do a RON for a form, I tell them I won't do deeds, POAs, or anything relating to children without them having an attorney involved. I ask for the attorney's name if they claim to have one and I email them or call the attorney. This part is stated on my website and more will be said about it on my new website that's underway right now.
By law, I cannot do a Last Will and Testament using RON. [Florida is the only state that can do that.]
I have been called to notarize online loan mods by the borrowers and I will not. I tell them that they need the lender's permission to have it notarized online and offer to go to their house if it is nearby.
I tell callers to ask first if the document will be accepted before getting a RON--get that permission. Then I tell them to be on the safe side, they really need to go to the local UPS store and get a $6.00 notarization rather than pay me $31 per stamp.
If they insist on RON, I ask them on video if they checked with the office that needed the document right before I start my formal ceremony.
I inform them that TX law says that no one has to accept an electronic signature and can demand a wet signature so any claim that RONs are accepted everywhere is false or has to be accepted anywhere.
Sometimes, they get impatient with me and go to another notary. Better them than me having to deal with their disappointment.