Public Notary Scams Continue in South Texas

  • By rick

  • 2 June, 2013

Article appeared in Courthouse News Service on May 31, 2013 regarding notary fraud
By CAMERON LANGFORD

   McALLEN, Texas (CN) – A South Texas judge shut down three notaries public for practicing immigration law without a license.      The “notario” scam is notorious in South Texas. In Mexico, a notario can fulfill most of the functions of an attorney. That’s not so in the United States. For decades, unscrupulous notaries have preyed upon immigrants and Spanish-speakers by advertising themselves as notarios, and charging for legal services.

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