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Legal effects and validity of signatures.

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In Australia, Is it legal to sign a document as somebody else?

I have received several documents from a company demanding money (incorrect sums of it). I noticed that while the document always contains the same persons name on the signature line there appears to ...
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What options does a wife have for cashing a check made out to both husband and wife?

The specific situation in mind is a check from an insurance company in payment for an insurance claim for damages to a home jointly owned by H and W. The check is made out to both. It was sent to ...
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Why is s-signature valid?

S-signature is a signature in this form: (assuming the person is named Alice): /s/Alice of /Alice/ Since anyone can reproduce it, why is it valid?
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How to prove that someone forged my signature on a contract that I was not aware of?

I found this similar question that already has an accepted answer. However, I don't fully like that answer because it says that "signed contract would not be binding if you can prove that it is fraud"....
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Is an electronic signature legally binding if one of the parties is hosting the contract?

When is an electronic signature (IP address, timestamp, and checkbox or PNG of the signature) on a contract legally binding? Can a contract be legally binding if it is hosted by one of the parties and ...
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Gpg signature document

The following is a hypothetical question only. If a hypothetical person (living in Michigan) signs a paper document with both their signature and gpg key stating the key is valid as their signature, ...
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Sending an Email on behalf of someone else (email spoofing)

Many phishing and spear-phishing operators employ mail spoofing techniques to get their target to open emails, read them and act on them. When acted upon, the phisher either steals something or gets ...
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Can I electronically “sign” a lease agreement?

My landlord emailed me a copy of our new lease as a PDF document. I am to print it out, initial each page and then sign and date the last page, scan it, and email it back to him. Can't I simply ...
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If you sign a signature pad, without seeing what it's for, is it binding?

You sign something on a signature pad, and only after you've signed it, receive the printed statement with the full statement which you've supposedly acknowledged prior to signing, but have never ...
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Do scans of signed documents have the same legal power as the original document?

It is quite common for various parties online to exchange signed documents in signed form (such as contracts for remote work). Would these documents have any power in a court of law? Is it necessary ...

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