Knucklehead Alert - This is a quick reminder

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Wanted to give a heads up to anyone using their signatures in a sales page that you DON'T use your real signature.

Some people are uploading a scanned signature to their sites and this is a big NO NO.

Someone can do a WHOIS on your domain then with your signature, address name, p.o. box...they are just missing your SSN (Social Security Number for U.S.) but they can get a pretty good head start on stealing your identity.

Use a special font script for your signature.

Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author David Wolfman
    Thanks for the warning, I actually thought this would be a cool idea when I heard about it a few weeks ago and had a hard time to find an online service to create online signature.

    For all naive people like me - google "online signature" or use mylivesignature.com.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe808
      Originally Posted by David Wolfman View Post

      Thanks for the warning, I actually thought this would be a cool idea when I heard about it a few weeks ago and had a hard time to find an online service to create online signature.

      For all naive people like me - google "online signature" or use mylivesignature.com.
      Thanks for the link. I'll be sure to be more careful too in that respect. I already had my identity stolen once, stupid me. But now that I have more info I won't make a mistake twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author goliathseo
    How can it be a knucklehead alert when 99% of people on these types of forums don't even know that those types of "online sig generators" even exist?


    Just an observaction and a bit of a question. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
      Originally Posted by goliathseo View Post

      when 99% of people on these types of forums don't even know that those types of "online sig generators" even exist?
      I'm not sure I understand what the question is.

      What I was trying to do is to remind people that are about to upload an exact scanned copy of their signature that they use to sign legal documents and checks with...that it is a bad idea.

      I have already been a victim of identity theft. Twice. It's not fun.

      Once many years ago someone found a license that I had lost and they were involved in traffic incident.

      I had to go to court to clear it up for something that I didn't do.

      The thing that saved me along with testimony that it wasn't me, was that the judge made me sign my name three times on a document and then compared it to the signature on the ticket.

      He saw immediately that the two were different. Dropped the case.

      Another time another incident involving a neighbor stealing checks and cashing them. Again, my signature was the only thing that saved my butt.

      If you don't think it's a knucklehead idea to put your real signature at the bottom of your site then be my guest.

      Matt
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    • Profile picture of the author kalynna
      Originally Posted by goliathseo View Post

      How can it be a knucklehead alert when 99% of people on these types of forums don't even know that those types of "online sig generators" even exist?


      Just an observaction and a bit of a question. Thanks.
      Good point. Love the Matrix by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author CJEmerson
    Thanks for the tip. That's not something I've even thought about. I'll have to try livesignature out.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Expanding Matt's advice beyond the Internet...

      Have one "legal signature", the one you use to sign contracts, checks, etc. - legal documents.

      Have a variation you use when signing other things - sales letters, job memos, notes to people, anything other than a legal document.

      This way, if someone copies the signature from a memo at work, it's not the same as the one the bank has on file for signing checks...
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    Good reminder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Money Maker
    Any time you make money online the scam artist come out of the woodwork to cash in on us.
    I have had it happen to me on ebay a few years back
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Identity theft is REAL.

    Don't help the thieves. Thanks, Matt.

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  • Profile picture of the author homeworkin
    Thanks for those sig sites - and thanks for the tip. Even after all these years, I keep learning about great resources from people like you. Now, off to create some fun new signatures. These are great also for those who use pen names on some of their sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by HomeBasedBusinessPLR View Post

      Great thought. I had actually heard that having your real sig on a sales page helps conversion... I guess there are pros and cons with anything.
      Having a real, handwritten signature, or at least the appearance of one, can help.

      Just make it different from the version you use to sign legal documents. The signature you use there should be unique to that venue.

      So, if you sign contracts with Firstname I. Lastname, you could sign other things just Firstname Lastname (no middle initial). As long as you do this consistently, if someone tries to take out a loan in your name or something, it helps prove that you did not sign the papers.
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  • Profile picture of the author slovatt
    Excellent advice. Thanks for looking out for everyone's best interest.
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    • Profile picture of the author tldnetworks
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      I like the signature generator thanks
      Ditto.
      @OP - Thanks for the heads up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    Great tip, and I love the live sig thing. Although there were a few that looked just like mine does in real life LOL.

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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Awesome Matt!!!

    Sorry to hear what happened to you . that just sucks.

    Thanks Jill for posting that I used it too. pretty cool thing it is.

    Happy New Year Everyone

    WD
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