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Every once and a while, one of our departments would like to post a hand-signed document on the web site. Up until now I've scanned them in as a PDF and posted them without much thought, but recently I've become wary of doing so.

Is there an inherent danger in posting a document with a scanned signature? Am I creating a fantastic opportunity for fraud and forgery, or am I overreacting?

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closed as off topic by danlefree Apr 20 '11 at 1:49

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The potential concern of fraud based upon a signature in a PDF is beyond the scope of Pro Webmasters (see FAQ); you may want to review Bruce Schneier's essay on signatures - particularly if individuals whose signatures are posted have authority to order the release of convicts. – danlefree Apr 20 '11 at 1:45