Did an assignment on September 29th and have yet to get paid. The Voicemail full over a week and could not leave a message. I found his personal number and email and tried to call. He sent a message immediately saying “sorry, I’m in A closing.” I waited for the next day to call him back and left a message about how he should understand about how notaries need to get paid, since he does closings, and depend on compensation to continue to run a business. No call back, no text, no payment. I sent a message to Stewart Title from a lead I got here on this site. Cindy sent an email to him and CC’ d me, requesting that he remit payment immediately and to send proof of payment. That was nearly 10 days ago. I still haven’t heard a peep from him. This was a 4-hour round trip from me for the signing. HArd Lesson learned!!! After that, I got another offer from another company, which I turned down after researching and found the same problems of non payment.
Shame on Stewart Title and the escrow agent that assigned the job to AOE without vetting them.
The industry is slow enoug now that there is little excuse for escrow officers not looking for a notary to do a direct assignment.
With escrow agents using dead beat signing services, the Notaries Public need to insist on being listed on the settlement statement and paid by title during disbursement of funds. Title can pay SS their portion seperate from paying the notary.
I also did a signing for AOE Signing LLC back on July 20, 2022 and have not been paid. The signing went great and the clients were awesome. But, I have now turned my invoice over to my attorney to file a claim on their surety bond for non payment.
Notary, I reached out to Stewart Title in hopes of recovering my compensation for a job I did about 60 days ago on a net 45 from AOE. Hard lesson learned. This was Cindy’s kind response:
Unfortunately Dylan Torres has completely stopped responding to any of our requests. You will need to contact AZ BBB and AZ Secretary of State and NNA and report his commission number and take legal action against him and AOE. Im so very sorry. When we found out about his unethical work practices we immediately cut ties and stopped using his company.
Sr. Escrow Officer
Stewart Title Guaranty Company-Centralized Title Services
Did you ever receive payment for the work you did?
I say again, the only reason Signing Services like this one exist are because of inept, uncaring, unethical escrow agents and title companies that do not vet the companies they use to find Noteries Public.
Escrow Agents and Title Companies are so concerned about Notaries screwing up a closing and souring a deal. Yet, they aren’t concerned enough to protect Notaries from the unscrupulous Signing Services they choose to find the notaries.
Notaries need to be named on Settlement Statements ant their fees paid directly by Title/Escrow on the day of funding. Everyone else gets paid on funding day. What makes Notaries less worthy of immediate payment; please tell me!!!
No I have not been paid and the signing was on July 20, 2022 fee is $85
Notaries need to be named on Settlement Statements ant their fees paid directly by Title/Escrow on the day of funding. Everyone else gets paid on funding day. What makes Notaries less worthy of immediate payment.