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:

  • contracts
  • 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.