Questioned Document Investigation

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Questioned Document Investigation'

An in-depth look into a document which is being questioned in the case of fraud, forgery, etc. The investigation is usually instigated in the event that large sums of money, heirlooms, or other assets are being called into question by a third party.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Questioned Document Investigation'

A questioned document investigation may also be called upon to discover altered documents, fabricated checks, anonymous letters, disputed wills, and many other disputed documents. A forensic analysis of the questioned document will typically involve comprehensive analysis of the paper, ink, indentations and tools used to produce the document.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Check

    A written, dated and signed instrument that contains an unconditional ...
  2. Will

    A legally enforceable declaration of how a person wishes his ...
  3. Asset

    1. A resource with economic value that an individual, corporation ...
  4. Bad Check

    A check drawn on a nonexistent account or on an account with ...
  5. Altered Check

    A check or another negotiable instrument that has been materially ...
  6. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

    An intergovernmental organization that designs and promotes policies ...
Related Articles
  1. Insurance

    Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    More than 30 million people were victims of fraud in 2007. Will you be next?
  2. Economics

    Online Investment Scams Tutorial

    To bamboozle someone out of their money is an age-old ruse. Learn about some of the gimmicks modern-day swindlers use and avoid becoming a statistic.
  3. Personal Finance

    4 Dishonest Broker Tactics And How To Avoid Them

    Protecting yourself from unscrupulous practices means knowing how to spot them.
  4. Credit & Loans

    Identity Theft: Who To Call For Help

    If your identity is stolen, it's critical to act fast. Find out what to do if it happens.
  5. Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview Of The SEC

    Find out how this regulatory body protects the rights of investors.
  6. Entrepreneurship

    Stop Scams In Their Tracks

    Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones from financial fraudsters.
  7. Personal Finance

    Life Lesson No. 1: Avoid College Scholarship Fraud

    When families get desperate to scrape together college funds, they may fall prey to scammers.
  8. Investing

    What's the difference between legal defalcation and illegal defalcation?

    Discover what is meant by the term ''defalcation'' and how it can be used in multiple contexts to describe illegal or legal activities.
  9. Financial advisors must lead the charge against cybersecurity risks, for their clients and for their own practices.
    Investing News

    Educating Your Clients About Cybersecurity

    Financial advisors must lead the charge against cybersecurity risks, for their clients and for their own practices.
  10. The USA Patriot Act gave the government more muscle to fight financial crime after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here's an overview.
    Investing News

    How The Patriot Act Works & Why Is It Important

    The USA Patriot Act gave the government more muscle to fight financial crime after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here's an overview.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Commodity

    1. A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. Commodities are most often ...
  2. Deferred Revenue

    Advance payments or unearned revenue, recorded on the recipient's balance sheet as a liability, until the services have been ...
  3. Multinational Corporation - MNC

    A corporation that has its facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country. Such companies ...
  4. SWOT Analysis

    A tool that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. Specifically, SWOT is a basic, ...
  5. Simple Interest

    A quick method of calculating the interest charge on a loan. Simple interest is determined by multiplying the interest rate ...
  6. Special Administrative Region - SAR

    Unique geographical areas with a high degree of autonomy set up by the People's Republic of China. The Special Administrative ...
Trading Center