The rise of technology has meant that many transactions take place electronically. However, there are a number of transactions that require you to literally put pen to paper, and while they may be considered old-fashioned, they are necessary.
Dealing with cheques and bank accounts or applying for a mortgage or funding may require you to sign your name in person. These paper transactions can potentially be dangerous as they can open your business up to fraud. With devious fraudsters having the know-how to forged signatures, it’s essential that you know who to turn to if you suspect signature forgeries.
Taking a closer look with Blackhawk
No two businesses are the same, and neither are two fraud cases. At Blackhawk Intelligence, we pride ourselves on having the knowledge and experience to look at each case with fresh eyes and to take the necessary steps to give you the outcome you’re looking for.
Since a person’s signature is unique, forensic handwriting analysis can be used to identify the subtleties between signatures in order to recognise a forgery. There are two main types of forgeries that Blackhawk can help you take care of:
- Forged documents – a colleague, business partner or employee can forge a document pertaining to your business, whether that be in an attempt to access the business bank accounts or affect an application.
- Signature forgeries – usually found in cases of identity theft or fraud. These can destroy your personal reputation or financial security, thereby creating a massive strain on your business.
With Blackhawk’s help, you can identify instances where individuals have attempted, and sometimes been successful in, forging your signature for their own gain. Doing this will allow you to take action and protect your business from fraud.
Our forensic handwriting analysis service means that you can take our findings to court as evidence in your case. This can help you to prosecute a fraudster and to ensure that your business is protected in the future.
Digital signatures are not foolproof
With more and more transactions being done online, digital signatures are quickly becoming the norm. Some signatures require an image of your written signature inserted into an online document, but many actually involve a personal password or pin number that acts as a way of ensuring you are who you say you are.
Just like a written signature on a paper document, digital signatures can also be hacked and replicated. Once this happens, a fraudster can assume your identity in order to complete a transaction that you haven’t sanctioned.
Blackhawk can follow the digital trail in an attempt to discover the fraudster. We can also give you useful tips to help you better protect your business online and to ensure that the digital forgery doesn’t happen again.
Let Blackhawk give you a hand
If you suspect your signature is being forged, Blackhawk’s forensic handwriting analysis team can be there to identify the culprit. We can also keep your online identity safe, particularly when it comes to digital signatures.
Call us today at +44 (0)20 8108 9317 to find out how we can help you protect your business from fraud.