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What Is Digital Signature Fraud in California?

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Our firm recognizes how overwhelming and stressful digital signature fraud can feel to an individual. Fortunately, our firm has the power to get you out of this mess. Read on and give our skilled California digital signature fraud lawyer a call today to examine the specifics of your case and your options. Our legal team will help you navigate through each step of the process. All you have to do is give us a call today. Here are some questions you may have:

How is a digital signature used?

The purpose of a digital signature is to serve as a digital fingerprint because two digital signatures are identical. To be more specific, a digital signature is a mathematical algorithm that creates two long numbers, which are known as keys. One of these keys is unique, while the other is shared. When an individual signs an electronic document, it will construct a digital signature.

After the individual electrically signs, the document the person or entity receiving the document will also obtain a copy of the person’s public key, and if the public key does not 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 null. You will want to recognize that someone can acquire your digital signature and use it against you. Reach out to our legal team for a call today to examine your options.

What are my options if someone steals my digital signature?

If an individual obtains your digital signature, either through malware on your computer or a different 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 extend relatively fast.

Because of this, it is important that you always read any digital contract or document in its entirety before signing, just as with any other paper document or agreement. Without reading the fine print, you could be agreeing to something you may not be intending to do. Give our legal team a call today to learn more about how we can help you.

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

It is in your best interest to retain the services of a skilled attorney if your digital signature has been stolen or if were otherwise concerned with any type of fraudulent activity. With an experienced attorney in your corner, you can feel comfortable knowing that you will be able to obtain what you lost after your signature was stolen. We look forward to hearing from you.

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