SOURCE: National Notary Association

September 12, 2005 17:57 ET

New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron to Receive National Award

National Notary Association's Calvin Coolidge Award Presented During Identity Theft Prevention Symposium

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron's commitment to providing training to New Mexico's Notaries Public, in order to prepare them to better detect and deter fraud, led to an important collaboration between state government and private industry to deliver online Notary training.

For her leadership in providing Notaries with this important fraud-fighting training, Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron will receive the NNA's prestigious Calvin Coolidge Award during the NNA's Identity Theft Prevention Symposium.

"Document fraud and identity theft crimes have skyrocketed nationwide over the past several years, sparking resurgence in the duties of Notaries," said Vigil-Giron. "Notaries are recognized as an important element of our country's comprehensive identity screening network called for by the 9/11 Commission. Notaries are on the front lines of defense protecting our rights and property from document fraud."

WHO:   Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron and the National Notary
       Association. Also presenting during the symposium: Deputy Attorney
       General Jody Curran and Motor Vehicles Division Director Ken Ortiz.

WHAT:  Presentation of the NNA Calvin Coolidge Award at an ID Theft
       Prevention Symposium.

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 20, 2005
       NNA Coolidge Award Presentation: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
       Identity Theft Prevention Symposium: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
       Media Please Arrive by 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Wyndham Albuquerque
       Chaco and Bandelier Rooms
       2910 Yale Boulevard SE
       Albuquerque, New Mexico

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