Review of Notarize App
Have you ever needed something notarized fast? Did you struggle to find someone in your area who was available to take care of your notary needs? If the answer is yes, I may have an excellent option for your consideration in the future.
Recently, I found myself in a situation where I needed to have something notarized on an emergency basis. Long story short, one of my social media accounts was hacked.
To gain back access, the platform required that I provide proof of my identification, along with a signed, notarized statement of my identity (plus some other things).
The hack occurred over the weekend, making it difficult to find a notary in my area that was available. Bear in mind that the people who had gotten ahold of my social media account were actively using it to send out spam; something that eventually could have led to my account being deleted.
Needing to act quickly, I threw caution at the wind and tapped on my iPhone to see if it were possible to get something notarized with an app. To do this, I went to the “App Store” and types in “Notary”.
To my surprise, “Notarize” listed as an option (see link). After reading through the description – and the reviews – I decided to download.
The process couldn’t have been easier. Here’s a quick rundown of how it worked. I've posted a video from the company above to provide a visual.
- I scanned a copy of the required documents and uploaded to the app.
- For security purposes, I uploaded a copy of my ID to verify my identity.
- I answered a few security questions as required by the app.
- I waited for less than three minutes until a LIVE notary was available for a quick video call to review the document.
- I raised my right hand, affirmed what I was stating was true.
Moments later, I got an email stating my notarized document was ready. The fee was $25.00. Once the money was paid with my credit card, I was able to download the document and send it to the social media company.
Within three hours, the platform took away access from the account to the hackers and back to me. Mind you – all of this happened on a weekend.
So, is Notarize worth the money? All I can say is that I was very pleased with the result. I recognize that most places only charge a few dollars to get something notarized and that $25.00 may seem high. While I do not disagree, I personally feel that given my situation, the money I paid was well worth it.
Obviously, if you don’t need something notarized fast, this service may not be necessary. That said, if you live in a remote area or require something quickly notarized, this could be a very good option.
Finally, I just want to say that I am not being compensated in any way by the makers of this app. I’m also not getting paid from an affiliate to mention them. What I just shared with you is the real deal.
Have you Notarize before? If so, what was your experience? Feel free to share your thoughts below.