Recently, it has come to our attention that there has been a string of emails sent to Notaries instructing them to follow a link and use their login credentials to gain access to signing, implying that they are associated with Notary Café. We want to assure you that Notary Café is not connected with these emails in any way.
Our developers have already instituted some additional security elements to help limit access from users outside the United States, where these emails appear to have originated from. As the internet matures, “phishing” schemes are becoming more common and complicated, and we appreciate you letting us and others in our community know when they occur. To help with this conversation we have created a Phishing/Scams topic in the Notary Café Support room.
We are also considering more visible changes and would like to get your input on them. To deter unwanted solicitations, we are considering hiding your address, email, and phone numbers completely from the public view. Doing so will then require someone attempting to connect with you from Notary Cafe to use the contact form on your profile page which would then require you to reach back out to them via email, text or other contact information they would have left.
We would like to hear your thoughts and concerns with this approach. You can do so by posting a comment in our forums under Notary Café Support’s Phishing/Scams topic.
As a reminder – NEVER OPEN ATTACHMENTS FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES. Whenever you have a concern over the legitimacy of an inquiry, we suggest you contact that company directly and verify the origins of the message.
We look forward to hearing back from.
The Notary Café Support Team