Did you know that forgery is a criminal act that can land the perpetrator in jail? Find out how you can spot forgery


What Is Forgery?

Forgery entails a false signature, document, or other imitation of an object of value used with the intention of deceiving another. Those who commit forgery are usually charged with the crime of fraud.

What Documents Are Usually Forged?

Here is a list of documents that can be forged include:

  • Checks
  • Identification documents such
    as passports or drivers’ licenses
  • Wills
  • Deeds
  • Drug prescriptions
  • Contracts
  • Stock certificates
  • Military documents
  • Patents
  • Certificates of authentication
  • Works of art
  • Historical documents.

What Are the Signs of Forgery?

There are many different ways to spot forgery, including the ones listed below:

  1. Methodical and slow strokes. When people are forging a document, they tend to write slowly and methodically, trying to get everything right.
  2. Lack of variation in pen pressure. If a fraudster is trying to forge your signature or writing,they will form the characters very meticulously, creating even lines without varying the pen pressure.
  3. An unusual tremor. Tremors can happen because someone gets nervous or feels stressed while forging a document.
  4. Substituted pages. A fraudster may remove a page and try to modify signatures or text on the page and then substitute the entire page in the document.

Have you fallen victim to forgery? File a report against the fraudster today!

Contact FraudTrac for more details.