Signature Verification & Document Examination.

Date: Thursday 28th November, 2019 - Venue: , M24 6QP

ABI Academy Workshop

Our team of ABI approved trainers and industry experts offer you a varied programme of essential learning for professionals that aim to be successful professional investigators whether in the private or public sector.

The range of learning opportunities is refreshed regularly. We will not stand still.

In this 4-hour workshop (13:00 to 17:00) the ABI Academy will cover:

Signature Verification & Document Examination.

Over £1bn worth of cases throughout the UK have been reported in fraudulent claims.

Raising awareness of small give-aways in handwriting verification could help with early detection of potentially fraudulent activities in relation to your business matrix, and helping clients.

“….forgery is the making of a false document in order that it may be used as genuine”.

Forgery is not as uncommon as one might think or hope and in fact is prevalent not only with wills but also with mortgage applications, life insurance policies, land deeds etc.

Training to be a qualified document examiner takes many years at University level; this workshop however will give you a basic understanding of what to look for in document examining and signature verification to help you decide when and if to pass the paperwork on to a specialist.

The workshop will give you a far better knowledge of what is involved in signature verification - the signs to look for, the features to check, and what information is needed to ensure a more robust examination.

This workshop offers excellent potential for greater profitability through minimization of fraudulent losses.


1. To train Private Investigators and staff in recognising a potentially forged signature

2. Training in the basic skills to prove a forgery.


A combination of interpersonal and visual presentation material, using known and proven forgeries combined with controlled group discussion and hands on analysis.


1. Early detection of potentially fraudulent activities in relation to your business matrix

2. Increase in skills and consequently a greater sense of self worth and improved morale.

3. Potential for greater profitability through minimization of fraudulent losses for clients

4. Heightened awareness by staff and management of the use of graphological expertise in the business environment

The workshop will help you understand the importance of setting objectives, managing expectations, risk assessments, carrying out preliminary research, using resources, complying with legislation, working to deadlines, creating sub plans and finalising investigations.

What to bring with you:

You should have with you some writing materials – pen and notepad.

You may be provided with handouts during the workshop. A suitable folder to put them in would be useful.

Tea & Coffee will be available but please ensure you have lunch prior to arrival.

Trainer: Christina Strang