Fifteen million U.S. residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses that exceed 50 billion dollars. A recent article indicated "U.S. citizens listed financial security and personal security as their two top concerns with the most worrisome threats being credit-card theft and identity fraud". Click to read article in Eweek.com
Notaries are asked to provide personal information, including their Social Security Number (SSN), to Signing Services to receive payment. However, Notaries may apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the government in setting up a business structure for their Signing Company business. The EIN should be used in place of your SSN.
Protect yourself from identity theft of your SSN. Click here to apply for an EIN.