If you’re like most people in this day and age, you’ve probably been required to submit your digital signature when making certain purchases, signing up for certain memberships, and more. Unfortunately, though digital signatures save a great deal of time and paper, they are not fool-proof, and it is possible for a person to have his or her digital signature stolen. If this has happened to you, you should continue reading and contact a California digital signature fraud lawyer here at Loker Law, APC.
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Loker Law, APC understands just how devastating it can be when a person is a victim of any type of fraud. At times, it can feel like your life is spiraling out of control. Our job is to help you get your life back. If you’re a victim of digital signature fraud, you can rely on our California identity theft victim lawyer to provide you with the quality, effective legal services you deserve.
What is a Digital Signature?
Essentially, a digital signature is a type of electronic signature that acts as a sort of digital fingerprint; no two digital signatures are alike. A digital signature is a mathematical algorithm that generates two long numbers, which are called keys. One of these keys is private, while the other is public. When someone signs an electronic document, it will create a digital signature.
After signing a document, the person or entity receiving the document will also receive a copy of the person’s public key, and if the public key doesn’t decrypt the signature, it means that the signature either isn’t from who it’s supposed to be from or it has been changed since the day it was signed, making it invalid. Unfortunately, it is not impossible for people to obtain your digital signature and use it against you.
What Happens When Someone Steals a Digital Signature?
When a person obtains your digital signature, either through malware on your computer or otherwise, they can then use this signature to sign off on documents without your consent. Your digital signature can be used to make purchases, sell property, and more. Unfortunately, since the signature is digital, as opposed to on paper, the damage can spread like wildfire.
It is worth noting that you should always read any digital contract or document in its entirety before signing, just as with any other paper document or contract. Without reading the fine print, you never know what you may be agreeing to.
What Should I Do if My Digital Signature Has Been Stolen?
If your digital signature has been stolen or otherwise involved in some sort of fraudulent activity, you should speak with an experienced California digital signature fraud lawyer at once. Your attorney can work to recover what you’ve lost after you’ve had your digital signature stolen.
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If your digital signature has been stolen, our legal team is here to help. However, you mustn’t delay. Contact Loker Law, APC today to schedule your free initial consultation with our competent legal team.