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Ten Tips on Spotting Forgeries

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There are a number of signs that may indicate that a document is forged. Some of these are:

1. The writing is thicker because the copying was done more slowly than for normal writing.

 

2. The line is darker because the copying was done more slowly than for normal writing.

 

3. The line gets thicker and thinner and/or lighter and darker more often, because of the need to stop and slow down to compare to the original.

 

4. There are little shakes in the line.

 

5. There are marks where the pen has been held still - greater indentations, dots in the line and heavier ink.

 

6. The ink of a signature gets lighter and more sparse because it was copied against glass.

 

7. The line shows that the pen was held at different angles.

 

8. The angle of the letters is inconsistent.

 

9. There are retracings.

 

10. Repeated signatures are almost exactly the same size.

 

 

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For more tips, advice and practical pointers see Fraudproof Your Business Manual.