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NCJ Number: 40973 Find in a Library
Title: FORGERY BY PHONE
Journal: IDENTIFICATION NEWS  Volume:27  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1977)  Pages:3-9,13
Author(s): W J FLYNN
Corporate Author: International Assoc for Identification
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc for Identification
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1120
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INFORMATION ON METHODS OF USING ELECTRONIC MACHINERY TO COMMIT FORGERY, AND ON WAYS TO BEGIN TO CURB IT.
Abstract: SEVERAL YEARS BACK ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT WAS DEVELOPED THAT PERMITTED THE TRANSMISSION OF GRAPHIC DATA, NOT ONLY SIGNATURES, BUT ANY GRAPHIC DATA, OVER TELEPHONE LINES. EVENTUALLY, THE TRANSMISSION OF SIGNATURES FOR A VARIETY OF DOCUMENTS CAME INTO POPULAR USE. FAIRLY WIDESPREAD ABUSE OF THESE MACHINES INVOLVED FORGERY OF DOCTORS'S SIGNATURES ON DRUG PRESCRIPTIONS. THE AUTHOR EXPLAINS HOW THESE MACHINES OPERATE, AND WHO DISTRIBUTES THEM. LAWS, ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR, WILL HAVE TO BE ENACTED REGULATING THE USE OF THESE MACHINES TO CONTROL CRIMINAL ABUSE OF THEM....BDS
Index Term(s): Crime costs; Crime detection; Crime prediction; Crime prevention measures; Equipment and technology; Forgery; Handwriting analysis; Telephone equipment
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