Originally Posted by synthesis2
On the check I was uncomfortable with giving him money up front so I filled out the check and did everything but sign it. I did sign his "contract" talking about the work.
My best guess is that he took my signature from my contract and copied it over to my check because it looks very close to my signature.
How can they verify that it isn't my signature if it looks very close?
I hvae to give the guy credit, he is slick..
Just don't know if I go that route or go the small claims court route?
I don't know how complex your signature is, but a handwriting analyst should be able to determine if it is a fake. Personally, I have an extremely intricate and almost completely illegible signature. Good luck to anybody who'd try to copy it.
OTOH, if it's a 100% spot-on reproduction of the signature from your contract, then he probably copied it from the contract and used a printer to put it on the check. It should be easy to determine whether or not it was written in ink. In any event, you should consult the police immediately.