8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2012 2:45 PM by try67

    CAN ADOBE READER DETECT CONTRACT FORGERY?

    Sean.Franklin27

      Hello,

       

      The CEO of my company recently was a victim of a forgery. Someone forged his name on a contract for the purpose of stealing his assets. When we analyzed a pdf copy of the forged document, we noticed that the select tool in adobe reader changed to the crosshair tool when the mouse passed over the forged signature. When I left clicked the mouse, the space around the signature highlighted automatically, as a preset RECTANGLE, without my having to drag the tool to select the space around the signature. When I clicked the crosshair tool anywhere in the graphic, the space around the signature becomes highlighted consistently with the way IMPORTED GRAPHICS are usually highlighted. Ordinary signatures usually don't highlight with the crosshair tool unless I drag the cursor around them.

      Can we show this to a judge as evidence to suggest that the forged signatures are imported graphics?