What Is a Notary Public?
A notary public’s job is to serve as a witness and protect against fraud. They do this in a few ways.
First, they confirm you are who you say you are. They do this by checking your government-issued photo identification. If your ID doesn’t match the document you’re signing, the notary will not notarize your document.
The second way a notary protects you is by confirming that you understand what you’re signing. Some people or companies will try to deceive you into signing important documents. A notary public helps you avoid falling into this trap.
Finally, notaries make sure you’re signing a document willingly. If a notary senses someone is forcing you to sign a document, the notary will refuse to notarize your document