To make sure that signatures are attached to a specific version of a contract, a concept called a “digest” is used by Notabene Notary. If you or anyone else messes with, tampers, or in any way changes the document notecard that is stored in the receipt, then the “digest” will be different from other copies of the receipt and won’t match. If you think you are very clever and try to change both the document and the recorded digest, guess what, you are out of luck because then the notarization will no longer be valid.
For that reason, don’t trust versions that others send to you. Only the version of the contract or document found in the notary receipt should be considered valid. If there are any questions about this, contact us.