Handwriting comparison and individualization
Signature comparison and individualization
Identification of forgeries
The examination and individualization of typewriting, photocopies, laser printers, etc.
The examination of erasures, additions, obliterations or alterations on documents.
The individualizing of apparatus that produced documents e.g. rubber stamps, printing presses, copy- and facsimile apparatus.
Restoration of obscured writing and indentations on documents.
The examination of cheques, credit cards and banknotes (RSA and foreign) to determine authenticity
The examination and restoration of torn, soiled, charred or burnt documents
The examination of Identity Documents, Passports, Visafs, etc. to determine authenticity and identify alterations, substitutions, etc.
The examination and comparison of writing instruments, inks, paper and other media used in committing crimes.
The rendering of expert evidence in court.
The examination and identification of fingerprints
Research and development regarding security paper, security features in paper, etc.
Risk analysis and solutions regarding documentation
Training : The thorough, professional training of staff in the early identification of possible fraudulent and forged documents is the greatest safeguard against being the victim of fraud. All personnel involved in the handling of documents should be knowledgeable and comfident in the early identification and handling of potential problem cases.