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Digital Signature Fraud | What You Should Know

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If you are a victim of identity theft, and digital signature fraud, in particular, it is in your best interest to reach out to Loke Law, APC today to discuss the details of your case and your legal options. With the help of a California digital signature fraud lawyer, you can ensure you and your future will be protected. Reach out to our firm today to get started.

What is a digital signature?

A digital signature is a kind of electronic signature that serves as a digital fingerprint, as two digital signatures are the same. A digital signature is a mathematical algorithm that develops two long numbers, which are referred to as keys. One of these keys is personal, while the other is shared. In the event that someone signs an electronic document, it will make a digital signature.

Once someone signs a document, the person or entity acquiring the document will also obtain a copy of the person’s public key, and if the public key doesn’t decrypt the signature, it indicates that the signature either is not from who it is supposed to be from or it has been modified since the day it was signed, making it invalid. Keep in mind that someone can obtain your digital signature and use it against you.

What can occur if someone steals my digital signature?

If a person obtains your digital signature, either through malware on your computer or in another way, they can then use this signature to sign off on documents without your permission. Your digital signature can be used to make purchases, sell property, and more. Because the signature is digital, and not on paper, the damage can spread rather quickly.

That is why it is worth mentioning that you should always read any digital contract or document in its totality before signing, just as with any other paper document or contract. Without reading the fine print, you could be consenting to something you may not want to.

What steps should I take if my digital signature was stolen?

You will need to retain the services of an experienced California identity theft victim lawyer as soon as possible if your digital signature has been stolen or involved in fraudulent activity. With a skilled attorney on your side, you can ensure that you will be able to attempt to recover what you lost after your signature was stolen. Give us a call today to get started. At Loker Law, APC, we are on your side each step of the way.

Contact a California Consumer Lawyer

If you are facing any sort of consumer-related issue, such as one involving identity theft, a credit report dispute, or you need a debt collection defense attorney to fight for you, our firm is ready to help. Contact Loker Law, APC today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced legal team.

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