About NotaryBeware.com

For Notary Signing Agents

This website was created as a response to the numerous messages placed on various sites regarding signing companies, lenders, and title companies that have less than ethical payment practices.

While we are grateful that there are so many companies that are reputable, there are also some that are not.

I personally had to make numerous calls – listen to one excuse after another – then threaten to bill the borrower before receiving payment six months after the notary signing.

For Mortgage Signing Agents. Research is Necessary to Protect Yourself!

The goal of NotaryBeware.com is to provide notaries and mortgage notary signing agents with a “one stop” web site to voice THEIR opinion. The ethical companies need to be commended. We need to be aware of the ones that are not.

Thanks to all who expressed an interest in having a “one stop” web site for deadbeat notary signing companies.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

About Linda Kauffman

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. By 1990 both kids had left home. We decided we needed to do the same – leave home. Having hunted for five years in Colorado, it’s where we wanted to be and West we went. It was the best thing we could have done for ourselves.

I announced to my husband that I wanted a horse when we moved. It was always my dream. Little did I know what was ultimately in store. We started going to horse and tack auctions, and buying horse stuff. My niece had horse sense and went with us. My husband bid on a sorrel horse and ended up the winning bidder. When we moved to Colorado, we had four saddles, tack, and one horse we couldn’t ride.

LOL. A few years later, I ended up with eight horses. Riding the Colorado mountains brought some of the most memorable times of my life.

As life happened, I ended up with a notary license and ultimately a real estate brokers license. Getting into the signing agent business was pretty easy.

And then … surprise. I got ripped off at my very first signing. A few years later a company had made payment for $5.00 less than agreed upon. I had given thought to ignoring it, but they had nickle ‘n dimed me down in price and so I called just to let them know they ripped me off.

The accounts payable person said “oh … we short-paid a lot of notaries”. When you really think about it, they made a lot of money by short-paying thousands of notaries

I heard numerous stories throughout the years of notaries losing thousands of $’s.

At that time, I didn’t find any resources geared towards helping notaries from being ripped off. But I was going to help notaries any way I could.

My goal was and always will be to help others work for companies that are going to pay for services contracted for.