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Questioned Document Investigation

What is '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.

Explaining '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.


Further Reading


Forensic intelligence applied to questioned document analysis: A model and its application against organized crime
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… 11 "Truth Movements," analysts, and scholars went over every word, footnote, and document, concluded that … or media outlets have revisited the issues in any depth or questioned the 9 … of financial institutions before its investigators had time to fully review documents or interview …

Share issue privatizations as financial means to political and economic endsShare issue privatizations as financial means to political and economic ends
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… 11 "Truth Movements," analysts, and scholars went over every word, footnote, and document, concluded that … or media outlets have revisited the issues in any depth or questioned the 9 … of financial institutions before its investigators had time to fully review documents or interview …

New directions in water economics, finance and statisticsNew directions in water economics, finance and statistics
iwaponline.com [PDF]
… 11 "Truth Movements," analysts, and scholars went over every word, footnote, and document, concluded that … or media outlets have revisited the issues in any depth or questioned the 9 … of financial institutions before its investigators had time to fully review documents or interview …

Foreign direct investment, finance, and economic developmentForeign direct investment, finance, and economic development
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… 11 "Truth Movements," analysts, and scholars went over every word, footnote, and document, concluded that … or media outlets have revisited the issues in any depth or questioned the 9 … of financial institutions before its investigators had time to fully review documents or interview …

The global system of finance: scanning Talcott Parsons and Niklas Luhmann for theoretical keystonesThe global system of finance: scanning Talcott Parsons and Niklas Luhmann for theoretical keystones
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… 11 "Truth Movements," analysts, and scholars went over every word, footnote, and document, concluded that … or media outlets have revisited the issues in any depth or questioned the 9 … of financial institutions before its investigators had time to fully review documents or interview …

The weekend effect, the stock exchange account and the financial times industrial ordinary shares index: 1987-1994The weekend effect, the stock exchange account and the financial times industrial ordinary shares index: 1987-1994
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… 11 "Truth Movements," analysts, and scholars went over every word, footnote, and document, concluded that … or media outlets have revisited the issues in any depth or questioned the 9 … of financial institutions before its investigators had time to fully review documents or interview …



Q&A About Questioned Document Investigation


Where can you find more information about QD?

More information about QD can be found at http://www.questioneddocumentexpert.com/ .

Why do people need questioned documents investigated?

People need questioned documents investigated when large sums of money or other assets are at stake.

What are some common tasks performed by QD examiners?

Common tasks include determining what has happened to a document, determining when a document was produced, deciphering information on the document that has been obscured, obliterated, or erased.

How much do private investigators charge for services like these ones provided here today?

Private investigators charge between $100-$200 per hour depending on where you live and how experienced your investigator is."

What is questioned document investigation?

Questioned document investigation (QDE) is the examination of documents potentially disputed in a court of law.

Who typically investigates these types of cases?

Private investigators investigate these types of cases because they have experience with this type of work and know how to handle sensitive information appropriately.

What are some common questions asked by private investigators during investigations like this one?

Common questions include who wrote the letter, what was the purpose behind writing it, why did they write it anonymously, etc..

What does the term "fraud" refer to?

Fraud refers to any act of deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.

What are some examples of fraud?

Some examples include forgery, counterfeiting, and identity theft.

How long does it take for private investigators to complete their investigation into a questioned document case like this one?

It takes about two weeks on average for private investigators to complete their investigation into a case like this one.

How can you determine if a document has been altered?

You can use various methods such as forensic analysis, handwriting analysis, and ink analysis.

How does one become an expert witness in QD?

A person becomes an expert witness in QD through education and experience.

What is Questioned Document Investigation?

Questioned document investigation is an in-depth look into a document that is being questioned.