Alteration and manipulation
Documents may be altered for a variety of reasons, either intentionally or by accident. Invariably, where the alteration is intentional, someone is benefiting.
We use a range of examination techniques to establish the authenticity of information, how a document has been produced, or whether alterations or additions have occurred. We also reveal latent information that may be present in or on a document.
Our experience has seen this type of examination conducted on the following types of documents:
- diaries and journals
- anonymous correspondence
- identity documents
- educational qualifications
- medical records
- invoices and receipts
- accounting and financial documents.
Our examinations focus on establishing the manner in which a document has been created and whether there is obvious or discreet evidence available to confirm, or discredit, its integrity.