Does anyone have experiences with USA Signing Agent?

To William (wdgwings) the other two worth paying for are 123Notary.com and NotaryRotary. I keep getting the USA Signing Agents email all the time. It sounds too good to be true and thanks to those who replied that it is and to stay away. Thank you.

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Unfortunately, Ms. Richter, some of us live in areas that are highly saturated with signing agents. If we don’t accept the crappy $75 fees, we don’t work. Others take the lowball offers, and we stay home. Clearly you live in an area where you can demand higher fees because you don’t have competition. I’ve tried to negotiate with these lowballers, and all I’ve accomplished is giving business to other area notaries who are willing to take the crappy fees. I wish we could unionize and demand that signing services pay us the notary fee, and charge extra for their services, rather than just taking half our money.

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I’ve been in this biz a very long time and have watched many newbs come and rapidly go in my area because they can’t survive on the low fees they accept…and quickly move on. It’s true that I’m not in a notary-saturated area, but it’s also true that it’s a low-volume area, too. Oh, and ICs can’t unionize.

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Yes, I’m aware that ICs cannot unionize which is why I said “I wish” rather than to organize a movement. We have a lot of newbs that come and go here also, unfortunately there are so many of them, that even though they don’t stay long enough to make it to the big leagues, there’s a steady enough flow of newbies to support lowball companies like C2C and DocSigners. DocSigners used to be a great company to work with. Now they’ve got new people in the office and are sending out $50 and $60 refis. I sincerely pray that these lowballers would go out of business before ruining it for everyone. I recently saw that C2C has recently hired full time quality control staffers to handle the massive volume of signings full of defects. I don’t know how Lisa is so short-sighted that she doesn’t get it- if she just paid a reasonable notary fee, she would get quality work from experienced notaries and not HAVE to hire QC staffers to handle the massive volume of defects generated by the new, untrained people. I was incredibly disappointed to see Carol Ray at Notary2Pro partner with C2C. Notary2Pro used to pride themselves on dealing only with quality signing services and title companies that offer reasonable fees.

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You should NEVER pay a fee to register for a signing service. Only NNA or NSS or the like for training.

SCAM. RUN!!

I paid them $39 and never received any assignment request. When I emailed them to inquire, no responses.

Interestingly after my membership expired, they were diligent to ask me to pay for membership again.

NEVER !!! NEVER AGAIN. Glad that was the only time and last time I paid.

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Hello. New Georgia Notary here. Just wanted to respond that 123Notary has definitely NOT stopped with his “tests.” This Jeremy person called late in the 7:00 PM hour one evening shortly after registering with that site and, yes, paying them $59. After reading about these tests by tracing his phone number, he was asked to refund my money and remove my listing. He got it half right. He did, in fact, remove my listing within two weeks of registering since he could not reach me over the phone at the number provided. But he has not yet refunded my $59.

I’ve been down this road before and know the process, so let’s just see how this goes. But I’d caution on registering with 123Notary dot com at this time.

HI Arichter, I love your input. Its right on the :nose: nose.

i personally think we should insist on getting paid the fees we deserve, especially driving on roads like this. I live in alaska, and not in Anchorage so I get paid what I am due. What I recently did was I called my competition. And discussed our fees, and i let her know i charge such and such and they pay it so she should too… why undercut each other it makes no sense. Then last week I did a signing for a couple at their home and the wife said I’m a notary how can I do this?? Luckily she was ahead of the game 1 being a notary already and 2 being smart enough to catch on quickly And 3 most importantly I explained don’t take less than $125 for straight refi $50 more for full scan backs and the fees for traveling here are high as well
. I also walked her thru printing and document questions and all the essentials. Her first clients was one of those grouchy types so it was a good 1st one. I am also am available for her questions, for free. I wish I had that when I was new! I did it mostly because I don’t want to do 5 notaries a day and I want a qualified notary for a qualified fee to help with the load. And we are going to advertise together and she has already saved me money with paper purchases and I have reffered her jobs when I am busy or just don’t want it. She will return the favor. I think our industry needs more mentoring, maybe?

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Yes, have discovered that he’s quizzing newbs… so, what can I say…register at your own risk.
But, honestly, when I see some of the questions asked here and elsewhere…he may have a point. Nevertheless, as WE pay to be listed, I think it should be up to hiring party to decide whether or not to hire a particular notary (and not just find the cheapest).

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