In a typical signature case, CP-SIIG’s service providers conduct detailed microscopic comparative examinations of a set of known (“specimen”) signatures and one or more questioned signatures, the writer of which is in doubt.

Signature forgery can occur in many ways including freehand simulation, tracing and image transfer. Alternatively, a signature may be written with some disguise with a view to disavowing it at a later time. Chance coincidence in the signatures of two persons is rare but may be possible if the signature is particularly simple. However, it must be noted that a finding that a signature is genuine does not establish the genuineness of the document as a whole as it may be the product of some form of document manipulation.

CP-SIIGs service providers can examine signatures which are disputed on all kinds of documents including wills, financial documents, contracts, agreements, cheques, application forms and receipts.CP-SIIGs service providers are also aware of the emerging use of electronic (biometric) signatures. They are familiar with certain technologies used to capture electronic signatures and the forensic analysis software required to interrogate them.