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A notary is only required to verify the signature of the actual person signing the document for which the notarization is required. Any other names or signatures on the document does not become the notary's responsibility unless the notary is notarizing each and every signature on the document. In that particular case, then all the signatories must be present and must sign the document in the presence of the notary. Most notarized documents are designed to have only one signature for a notary to notarize.

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Q: If a notary knowingly stamps a document without verifying signatures or named persons even present does that constitute fraud?
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