I’m a commissioned notary and my state allows remote notary and online notary

If you are a commissioned notary in a state such as Virginia or Montana, your state allows you to perform both electronic notary acts as well as remote notary or online notary. DocVerify’s notary platform enables notaries to provide both types of notarizations.

The difference between electronic notary and remote or online notary is that electronic notarizations require physical presence as everyone must be in the same place at the same time, and remote or online notarizations allow for the notary to be in one location and the participant in another where the notarial act is done through a web cam session.

States that allow remote notarizations also require some form of Identity Verification of the participants, and this is usually done with what is known as knowledge based authentication or KBA.  In addition to that, more recent states will also require some form of ID capture to ensure that the person is who they claim to be.

DocVerify’s platform is the only product on the internet today that allows the notary to be their own boss, and to be able to provide these types of notarial acts by enabling the notary with the tools they need to be successful.  The notary platform is feature rich as it has the required audio / video capabilities, recording capabilities, enhanced ID verification, ID capture, and fully features electronic signature system.

Notaries that utilize DocVerify as their provider have greater success rates, and better user experience.  Getting set up with DocVerify is easy.  Every new notary must fill out DocVerify’s notary application with a small application fee, and if the notary intends on providing remote notarizations to also be on the Enterprise edition.

Click on the link below if you want to get activated as an e-notary.

Become an E-Notary


How to Become an Electronic Notary

If you want to notarize documents online and earn up to five times or more as much as traditional paper and pen notarizations, it’s easier than you think to use an e-signature for notaries and start to notarize electronically.

Just sign up for a free DocVerify account to get started, enter your notary credentials in the notary application page, and you’ll obtain an official electronic notary seal to notarize online . Now that you know how to become an electronic notary or remote notary, click on the link below to get started with the most trusted affordable electronic and remote notary solution in the world.

Become an E-Notary

Most Electronic Signatures Are Not Legally Binding

In one of our earlier blogs, we explained the three (3) required criteria: authenticity, integrity, and non-repudiation which are required for any legally binding electronic signatures.  Unfortunately to no fault of a document originator or the signer of a document, most of the electronic signature services provided by some of the biggest electronic signature providers to the smallest, and most of the free electronic signature providers are not legally binding.

Why you ask?

The reason is simple.  Because we’re simply asking the wrong question.

Let’s start with authenticity. Most of the time, the number one question asked is… “How do you know the person who’s signing is the person who should be signing?”   Before we answer that question, let’s simply look at the way business is done today, and let me ask you a question first.  How are you sending documents to be signed today?  Are you faxing them?  Are you emailing them? Are you using a courier, USPS, or FedEx?  And if you are, when you receive a signed document today from any of the methods I just mentioned, how do you know the person who signed it is in fact that person.  Couldn’t anyone have signed that document?

In the case with DocVerify, we go above and beyond the traditional way, because in the electronic world we can collect lots of data that can prove that he or she is the person in question.   We have quite a few countermeasures in place, and they range anywhere from an email address to an actual voice print.  It’s pretty hard to try to say that’s not your voice.

So, now that we’ve answered that question, let’s ask the question we should be asking every provider.  How do I know that the document I signed is in fact the same document?  Anyone could’ve easily taken your electronic signature, placed it in or on the document, or even worse, changed or altered the electronically signed document.  Again, there’s no disputing that that’s your signature, but is that really the document you electronically signed?  In fact, Adobe Acrobat has many tools built right into it that would allow even the most novice person to quickly and easily change any PDF document.  Please check out our DocVerify YouTube channel where we demonstrate how easy it is to change a PDF document.

In the world of electronic signatures, you must do your due diligence when looking for the right provider.  If you go with a provider simply because they’re the biggest or the cheapest without validating what we just talked about, your electronically signed documents may be invalid according to the law because if it can be changed or altered then it fails the integrity criteria.

DocVerify started out as an electronic document security company, and in fact our expertise is in the area of document integrity.  DocVerify can prove when a document was created, where it was created from, who created it, and that the document is in fact the document in question.  Our patent pending 7 layers of protection not only protects the electronic copy, but also the hard copies too.  DocVerify even has watermarking technologies built right into each and every DocVerify-ed document, that in the event the document is tampered with, you will know instantly.  How many electronic signature providers can say that?  We not only utilize digital signatures, but we also utilize several different types of hashing and encryption technologies that helps protect every single document.  Even if we no longer have a copy of the document in our electronic vault, we can still prove its integrity.  Why settle for anything less?  Just make sure you ask the right questions…  Can you prove that’s the document I signed and that it has never changed or been altered?  And if so… Demand them to Prove It!

Please also take a look at Bruno Lowagie’s blog about how easily electronic signatures can be altered or changed, and how watch him demonstrate it too.



For more information please go to www.docverify.com

Uploading your actual signature is a horrible idea

At some point you may be requested to sign a document online or you may have to decide on an electronic signature and digital signature provider.

Most providers these days try to mimic real world signatures by allowing a signer to upload their actual signatures, but this can come at a great cost to you.


Before we get to the why, let me start by asking you this.  Do you really want your actual signature floating around on the Internet?  I hope you answered with a big “NO”.

Now to answer the why, and you’ve already answered a part of the question above. By signing an electronic document using your actual signature will allow someone with bad intentions to quickly and easily copy your signature, and easily place that signature on any document they choose.

For example, we’ve all heard of incidences where people had car loans, home loans, credit cards, etc., things that they were completely unaware of where people had copied their signatures. When this happens, you are still responsible for those loans, credits cards, etc., and it may take years to clean up the mess.  Why would anyone want to intentionally put themselves into that position, and the answer to that is we usually don’t think that far ahead.  Don’t fall for the cool factor because it comes at a very high cost to you.

DocVerify does not allow signers to upload their signatures because security and protection are the number one priorities, and most importantly DocVerify started as a document security and document integrity company.  Electronic signature providers that allow signers to upload their actual signatures have indirectly provided you a window into their substandard security practices. Most providers’ security standards are nothing more than smoke and mirrors as demonstrated by allowing actual uploaded signatures.  When choosing a provider you should be very concerned with the methods they use, securing documents, integrity protection because you may ultimately be liable if one of your signer’s signatures is stolen and used.

Don’t risk it.  DocVerify It.

DocVerify is both an electronic signature and digital signature provider.

DocVerify Debuts New WebHook Feature for Instant Status of Electronic Signatures

DocVerify has released the new WebHook feature that allows users to instantly update the status of their electronic signatures on documents to any remote website. This innovative, powerful feature operates by doing a simple GET or a POST directly to any URL using WebHooks the moment a signer creates a new signature document, views a signature document or signs a document, once the document has completed the signature process.

A WebHook is a contract management tool that provides users with valuable information as soon as it happens, which means no more waiting to find out the status of e-signatures or having to pull the data. Users are able to register their own URL and then extend, customize and integrate that application with their own custom extensions or other applications on the World Wide Web.

According to DocVerify, “It’s very simple. After the system has been activated, you simply enter the URL of the page where you have set it up to receive DocVerify’s GETs or POSTSs, and the instant a signer performs an action, such as viewing an e-sign document or completing an e-signature document, your page is instantly notified of  the update. This allows you to quickly update the information on your own site without the need of constantly having to pull the data from DocVerify for status updates.

In addition, DocVerify’s new webhook feature is also designed to work in coordination with DocVerify’s voice signature system, not only the e-sign system. Once the user has set up the URL, each time a new voice signature document is created, a voice signature is requested, a call is answered, verified or recorded, the URL is immediately updated.

DocVerify’s new WebHook feature offers vital help for any contract management or document management needs, ensuring instant notification of electronic signatures and more.

DocVerify And Ingram Micro Announce Partnership For Electronic Signatures

DocVerify a leader in secure online electronic signature technologies has partnered with Ingram Micro, the largest technology distributor in the world to deliver DocVerify’s services in the cloud.

The partnership with Ingram Micro will enable VAR’s and resellers to utilize and resell one of the most secure electronic signature systems on the market with one of the most user friendly systems from a signers point of view.

DocVerify Releases New Easy Sign System for Instant Electronic Signatures on Any Website

DocVerify has announced the release of their powerful new Easy Sign System, designed to allow website owners the ability to integrate electronic signatures into their sites with no programming or HTML knowledge required. This offers website owners searching for a complete answer to their contract management or document management needs a simple, powerful, effective solution.

The new Easy Sign System is designed to work with any website, and requires no HTML or coding knowledge from the website owner. According to DocVerify, “Easy Sign has been designed to work inside of any IFrame, giving the electronic signature requestor full control of embedding it anywhere within their own websites. You can even control the IFrame’s look and feel.”

Thanks to the simple, easy customization offered by this electronic signature solution, website owners can offer an enhanced experience to their users as well as adding more aesthetic appeal.

DocVerify states, “If there is a page on any remote website that requires users to sign NDAs, the website can have the DocVerify Easy Sign system as part of the process in an IFrame directly in their site. When the IFrame is loaded, DocVerify instantly creates a new document and the signer electronically signs the document directly from within the website, which not only enhances the user’s ultimate experience without add any additional steps, but will also add a major “wow” factor to any site.”

This e-sign solution is the ideal answer to contract management and document management needs. It’s also simple and easy to integrate. Website owners only need to sign up for DocVerify, request to have the Easy Sign System activated and then enter the URL from the IFrame – DocVerify does the rest.