Recently I was asked to do a standard debt resolution by a signing company.
I met the client, who was an elderly gentleman. I was asked by the signing company to do a presentation.
**The presentation asked me to tell the client to stop paying his credit cards.
It did not inform him the consequences. He told me he has been paying his cards regularly and wanted to consolidate them into one and not have the hassle of doing 11 + payments. It appeared that he was not in trouble and he told me he had money to pay them. just did not want to do multiple payments
He started asking me question to which i had my own answers, but choose to remain neutral.
I made the client talk to the company that assigned me. The client eventually refused to sign.
Spent 90 plus minutes to get paid $60 as the fee, SO TOTALLY NOT WORTH MY TIME
A person to person meeting for the purpose of counselling and explaining the debt resolution is an absolute requirement in many states.
Debt resolution companies operating out of mostly mid-west states ( Predominantly I have dealt with Iowa, Utah, Colorado, Texas) are using the notary as representative for doing the presentation.
NOTARIES BEWARE !!
A notary must remain a neutral, disinterested party to a transaction for which he is performing an acknowledgement or affidavit. There is a risk, that the signer may end up blaming the notary who did the presentation for influencing his decision
If you accept a commercial debt resolution assignment & conduct presentation and be drawn into explaining it, It can be construed as being a party to a transaction and as such you cannot be a party to a transaction and also a notary.
I am refusing such assignments. Reading and fielding questions and waiting while they get questions answered over phone is too much of an hassle and not worth my time. & the pay is way too cheap at $40 or $50
In my opinion, Big risk must carry big reward. & considering the time spent in travel & doing the presentations.
I am returning assignments and asking for $100 or more.
Notaries Nation Wide Unite for FAST PAY !! FAIR PAY