How Can I Prove Forged Signatures Aren’t Mine
Handwriting Signature Analysis
A good name is more valuable than just about anything else on earth. So, what happens when someone’s good name is sullied by forged signatures? A forged signature on a contract, forged signatures on a credit card touch pad, even a forged signature on a letter can create havoc in a person’s life.
So, how do you prove unfamiliar signatures aren’t your own and clear your good name? It’s not as easy as you may think; but, it is possible. If you have such a case and need help proving your signature on contract or other document was forged, you should look into the services provided by a forensic document examiner.
Forensic document examiners look at a number of things in determining whether signatures are actually yours or whether they were written by someone else (forged signatures). The handwriting itself is one of the main factors considered, of course. The scientific analysis of handwriting considers more than meets the untrained eye.
Even the best forged signatures will likely contain differences from an authentic signature, some of which can be quite significant to a forensic document examiner. By examining as many of your signatures as possible and comparing them to the signature on a questioned document, a forensic handwriting expert can often determine with reasonable certainty whether or not the signature is genuine. In addition, a forensic document examiner studies much more than the handwriting on the document. Forensic document examiners may also consider such things as the kind of ink or writing instrument that was used in making the signature, the kind of paper used for the document, the type of printer or other business machine used in producing the document, and a number of other unexpected features that could be used to help conclude whether or not a signature on a contract is yours.