Can your SIGNATURE be easily FORGERED?

Sam Houston's Signature - Sam Houston....an american politician

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Houston
@I_LUV_U (2519)
India
August 21, 2007 10:53am CST
Some are beautiful, Some are ugly, Some are simple, Some are $tyL!$h, Some are short, Some are BIG, Some are attractive, Some are irritating, Some are confusive, some are artistic, some look s.t.u.p.i.d and disgusting. What am i talking about? Hmm....people? No, their signatures. Exactly, that *Some* above stands for the SIGNATURES. Most of the times when i see someone's signature, i try to find its relevance with their name. Signatures are difficult to understand, only the signer would be knowing its meaning. Its always better to develop a long, ugly and ununderstandable signature, something which looks as if a scribble. They are difficult to forger. So, tell me, how your signature looks like? Describe it. What impression does it give? C@LLiGRaPH!C or C.h.i.c.k.e.N-Scratchy? Ever been complimented for your signature? Also, let me know whether it is easy to FORGE your signature or not? Mine is a short and simple signature, anybody can forger it with some practice. I started using it about 5 or 6 years back. At that time, i had no enough maturity to think about forgeries and all. The only thought that was on my mind when i decided to practice my own signature was, it should be short, simple and easy to master within no time. I feel silly now, i can't change since its printed on all the certificates and other documents. I may have to go to the court to get it changed and as you all know i'm too lazy to even THINK of it!!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Aug 07
My signature is sloppy, but readable. I worked very hard to get it that way. To me it hads to the mystery of a person. If it is just neat, it doesn't stand out. If it is sloppy, it doesn't stand out. But, if it is sloppy, yet readable, to me, it is cool. Besides, I am not yet important enough to have a signature that not even I can read.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
worked hard to develop a SLOPPY signature!!...quite amusing but true, its worth practising a sloppy one.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Aug 07
When I was in school I would hear about children forging their parent signature. I was always to afraid of being caught. My handwriting is very unique and I have to really work hard to change it. I needed for it to be easy to understand yet hard to copy.
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@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
LOL...yea, that's true. Did you ever try forging your parents' signature?:p
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@vijay1wdv (357)
• India
21 Aug 07
My signature is short and simple and i think almost anyone can forger it with a little practice. But one must stick to my handwriting. I am thinking of changing it. Thank you for reminding me.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
you are welcome. BTW, your avatar is nice:)
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Any signature is easy to forge if you're good at it. No matter how pretty or horrible your handwriting is someone out there who is an expert at it could do it I'm sure. My signature is loopy. I do the first letter of my first name as a regular capital letter and then the last letters all cursive. I usually include my middle initial and my last name is always some version of a line. sometimes a straight line and sometimes a loopy line. it varies. if you compared my own signature, you'd think i was a different person every time.
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@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
By using complicated signatures, atleast one can save themselves from the humiliation of being forgered by his/her own kid:p Also, there are some chances of the forger making minor errors when the signature is too long, sloppy and complicated. If someone has such an expertise in doing forgereries, let him challenge his skills again, why make the task much more easier for him by choosing a simple n short sign? We should do everything that is in our hands to be safe.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Not if the kid wants to get away with it. Cause I know my moms signature is complicated and I could forge it like nobodies business when I was a kid. I forged one of my teachers signatures all the time in high school too.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
what a surprise, our comments have been removed. I just came to add a comment to the previous misunderstood ones and i find them being removed. myLot auditors must have been working sharply these days...lol
@ngobis (237)
• Philippines
21 Aug 07
I think mine can be forged...with a little determination and practice...it shouldnt be that hard.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
same as me.
@Fishmomma (11375)
• United States
21 Aug 07
I can write with both hands. There aren't a lot of people that can switch when they feel like it, so think its harder to copy my writing. There are times I write large, but if I have been filling in a lot of forms that day its small.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
Both hands!!...strange.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
21 Aug 07
My signature is huge! Just like my aura. I walk into a room and everyone can feel my presence. I try to not write so large, but I have such a hard time. My hand cramps up if I write small. My letters are angular and fast. People think I have very masculine writing. When I write anonymously, they always think it's a guy. Writing on a chalkboard is my favorite place to write. Then I can get my entire being into it. For me this was a fun topic, hopefully for you, too. I like doing handwriting analysis, too. It's a fun hobby. Take care
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
22 Aug 07
I hate writing on a chalk board, showing my back. I feel embarassed doing it. funny or serious, if you like it, i'm happy.
@kaplya (1578)
• India
22 Aug 07
i decided my signature while still in secondary school and i was so obsessed with mastering it that i used to fill up all news papers and back pages of my copies with my new found signature! it's another thing now when i look at it and see no difference than that time.;) it's a middle one, it seems easy to forge this but when one tries to do so it's not that easy a job!:) mine would perhaps look like this---$sges as in my signature only first letter is scrambled!:) and i put it all in a kind of circle in the end. once i was reading in a book that it shows the introvert aspect of one's personality!:) that's true a bit! by the way i wish my signature was more unreadable like those of famous people! they look so important and impressive!lol
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
HaHaHa....i too was like you, signing on all the newspapers, calenders and other stuffs. Infact, i'm surprised reading your response. I find your personality to be almost same as mine. I'm also shy and introvertish in real life, don't like hanging out with friends too much, not at all a party animal. May be that's why i feel comfortable interacting with you.
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@kaplya (1578)
• India
31 Aug 07
shouldn't i blush on such a sweet comment?!lol but really i too feel good replying on your discussions. it's wonderful to find someone who shares same traits and interests. there's no doubt i m lucky to find a friend like you!:) i want to say more but perhaps you would think i m only flattering you!;)
@kaplya (1578)
• India
31 Aug 07
shouldn't i blush on such a sweet comment?!lol but really i too feel good replying on your discussions. it's wonderful to find someone who shares same traits and interests. there's no doubt i m lucky to find a friend like you!:) i want to say more but perhaps you would think i m only flattering you!;)
@touchnshine (2821)
• India
22 Aug 07
Hi Maddy My signature comes under the category of Stylish as well as difficult to be forged .. Actually just one letter is difficult to make else all others are simple .. I used to make a stylish P in my signature which others can't make .. I won't say that they will never be able to make it .. if someone is going to copy it and will spend the whole day on it .. then I am sure he/she will definitely be able to make it .. because nothing is impossible in this life .. and signature copying is not a difficult task for some people .. but by the way what am I doing ?? I am telling my signature secrets here .. Lolzz
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
yes, you revealed your signature secrets. I'll try my best to show that nothing is impossible in life:p
• India
26 Aug 07
Oh so I should be afraid now :)
• India
22 Aug 07
My signature after marriage, is quite long and complicated. My maiden surname was short and so was my signature but post marriage with a long surname, my signature has become too long and complicated for my liking. When I first, started it, I was quite proud of it, specially the flair at the end, but now I think it was quite foolish of me to go for such lengthy signature. I would not be able to pull it off in old age.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
Don't worry, that day is too far, you are still 35.
• India
27 Aug 07
ya I know, but i keep on thinking about changing it coz you never know when in the blink of an eyelid you'll reach that age when your brain can no longer control your hand firmly LOL!!!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 07
Unfortunately yes it can be easily forged, trouble is it's been my natural signature for 35 years and to change it now would outfox ME! Not others and if someone was hellbent on stealing your identity and/or if they were pros a signature wouldn't stop them, some really hard signatures have been easily copied! I guess if you are unlucky you'll be caught out somewhere along the line. Criminals get more clever as technology gets better sadly!
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
16 Nov 07
Yeah, we can only make it tougher for those who are not well versed in forging.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
22 Aug 07
hi there, i think my signature pretty neat, and it all connected. I'm not sure if it's easy or hard to copy it. but my hubby one time said that it's hard because it's too neat.LOL
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
your hubby must be flattering you:p
• India
22 Aug 07
My signature is simple and easy to understand. It's little bit calligrafic and artistic. It also reflects my personality in some manner. I am very simple, easy to understand and ready to learn new things. I think having simple signature may create problem for me also. As anybody can copy it after some practive. I must also think to change it in near future and make it more complicated and very hard to copy for better security.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
you are in all sorts of danger, just like me:p
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
22 Aug 07
nice question......mine's simple..has a loop and some unintelligible peaks. I think it can be forged, I just hope it's not too easy! I think all signatures can be forged by the most determined people no matter how complicated we make it to be.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
make the task difficult for them, let them challenge their skills. Also, that way its easy to trace out whether the signature is a forged one or not.
@healer (1783)
• India
22 Aug 07
My signature looks a bit stylish and beautiful and i guess it will be hard for people to forge my signature. I think we should try to keep a signature which will be unique and also not easy for others to forge it. I saw some signatures very easy to be forged by others, and some looks stupid also but i heard that our signatures shows what we really are. We should try to maintain a signature that others will not be able to copy it in that way its safer for our documents.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
Right.
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
HellO! My signature is short, it consist of my name only. I consider it stylish, artistic and a mess! it's very hard to forge as like I've said it's a mess. I've been using my signature since I was 18 when I registered as a voter. I do have a shortened version of my signature which i'm using in signing some unimportant documents. I always get mix comments about my signature, some will say it's cute, some it's cool and some would say it's difficult to forge. And I guess that's a good thing they can't forge my signature. Thanks. take care ciao! tchel
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
you are welcome and take care of yourself.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
22 Aug 07
my signature is simple running one with all small alphabets. i write moughosh at one go. Its simple yet i donot think its that easy to forge. Once the banker told me that mine is difficult to forge even after practise. that's satisfying, never have thought it that way though.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
Banker!... you must be really lucky then, usually Indian bankers will be too busy to even talk to the customers. Sometimes they do all the talking with their heads bent. Have you noticed?
@eshaan (6193)
• India
22 Aug 07
Mine you can put in the category of 'simple'. I don't have very complicated nor much stylish signature.But I don't think anyone can write it same as mine.I like signature with letters like A or S, they can be designed nicely, but i don't have those alphabets in my sign, afterall name is selected by parents! ...lol!
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
So, your screen name is not the same as your real name? OR you have skipped those letters in your sign?
@subathra (3519)
• India
22 Aug 07
I remember signing for the first time when i opened a bank account during my class 10.My name was so long and i practiced to sign in the same way so many times and still using the same way of signature.I think my signature can be forged easily as its not much complicting and who ever take a look at my sign can easily find out my name too.. Since i was in school i dont know whether we can sign in any manner whether hiding some letter and so on..i thought i need to sign my full name and did so..
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
Misconception!...lol
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Signatures change like everything else does. Just let your handwriting evolve & you'll be fine. Mine is much worse now than it was 20 yrs ago.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
it has grown old:p
@dafnie (382)
• United States
22 Aug 07
my signature can definitely be forged. it is pretty nice, it's just basically just like the font that we learn to write in first grade. it's clear, not too big not too small and smooth. but it doesn't have a lot of "character" so it can be forged. i used to forge my parents signatures allllllllll the time because their's is not too nice. my parents only finished middle school so it's really easy for a child to forge their signatures (sry mommy and daddy!). i have been working on my signature to get more loops and more dramatic with it so that it would be harder to forge, like i'll try to make it look more professional and stuff... i don't know, i'm sure that every year i'll get better and have some sort of calligraphic thingy going on there..
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
24 Aug 07
yea, you will, if you have that confidence. good luck.