What is Forgery?
Forgery is an illegal act that is deliberate and intentional in nature; an act of forgery includes the purposeful defrauding, misleading, deception, and misrepresentation of a product, service, or item.
Forgery can take place in a variety of settings, including the forged – and illegal – reproduction of items ranging from clothing to official documentation. A classic example of forgery occurs when an individual ‘forges’ another party’s signature to obtain a good or service without paying for it—the underlying good or service is purchased by the party’s signature who was forged
Forgery and its Legal Implications
Forgery charges can encompass the following specialties within a legal forum; depending on the nature of both the crime, as well as the victims involved:
Administrative Law & Government Programs: Within the scope of Administrative Law and Forgery, charges may include the counterfeiting of money or currency, the unlawful duplication of documentation, or illegal officiating of government documents and exchanges.
Employment Law: This scope of law focuses on the legislation, ethics, and adherence to legal decorum that takes place within a place of employment.Forging employment documentation or signatures in alignment with employment is illegal.
Cyber Law: With advancements in computer technologies, online forgery has become quite common. Forgeries committed online include the illegal and unlawful reproduction of endorsements in the form of electronic signatures, online identity theft, and the online sale of illegally-reproduced merchandise
Finance Law: A legal specialty that deals with legislation applicable to the activity, exchange, and the circulation of monies or currency. Forgery can occur in a variety of fashions, including forged financial statements, forged investment activity reports, and counterfeit
Commercial/Business Law: The scope of law that addresses any and all business activities, commercial endeavor, or professional operation of the provision of products or services. In the event of a Forgery charge, applicable legality with be investigated with regard to the illegal and unlawful reproduction of copyrighted or patented items
Privacy Law: A legal specialty that focuses on the legality surrounding the personal privacy, space, and domain entitled to every citizen of the United States; privacy can be considered as being breached in the event of a forged signature or the unlawful use of personal records, documentation, and data belonging to another individual
Reporting a Forgery Offense
In the event that an individual has been made aware of an ongoing Forgeryare encouraged to contact their local authorities or law enforcement department in order to report the details of the offense. In the event that an individual wishes to do so in an anonymous fashion, they have the opportunity to contact the appropriate government department, such as the National Crime Prevention Council through their telephone number: (202) 466-6272.