Investigation of Frauds in Signature Rubber-Stamps
Keywords:Bank fraud, Forensic sciences, Questioned documents, Signature rubber-stamp
AbstractIn 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.
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