Investigation of Frauds in Signature Rubber-Stamps

Authors

  • Vivekkumar Mangilal Chayal
  • Rakesh Rawal
  • Deepak Raj Handa
  • Vijay Verma
  • Himanshu A. Pandya

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs9(1)y201953

Keywords:

Bank fraud, Forensic sciences, Questioned documents, Signature rubber-stamp

Abstract

In the 21st century, new digital electronic technologies like computer, scanner, digital camera, computerized photo-stat machines and different types of printers, editing soft-wares are used, which can be utilize to commit document frauds. Rubber-stamps are used as an official seal describing government, private officer’s designation, department information etc. They sometimes use rubber-stamp for authentication, certification or verification of original documents. Fraudster uses digital technology to develop imitation of ‘signature rubber-stamp’ to perform white caller crime. Such rubber-stamps containing ‘Signatures’ and utilize it for committing crime by applying on documents. This is a case study, which defines a specific modus operandi used by fraudsters in India. Authors have investigated such modus operandi of fraud, which is very difficult to identify by a layman. This type of modus operandi could only be detected with the scientific instrument namely VSC-6000/HS with different functionality. The main aim of this research work is to develop simple, rapid, sensitive, eco-friendly and non-destructive method to identify signatures applied with rubber-stamps. The research in such field will be directly beneficial to society, financial institutions, law enforcement agencies which give additional motivation to do research for examination of questioned documents.

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Published

2019-07-23

How to Cite

Vivekkumar Mangilal Chayal, Rakesh Rawal, Deepak Raj Handa, Vijay Verma, & Himanshu A. Pandya. (2019). Investigation of Frauds in Signature Rubber-Stamps. Brazilian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Medical Law and Bioethics, 9(1), 53–67. https://doi.org/10.17063/bjfs9(1)y201953