Whether you know it or not, you’ve likely submitted your digital signature countless times in the last decade, whether while making online purchases or otherwise. Digital signatures are a great way to save time and speed up the authorization of certain transactions, however, they can also be a source of grief when stolen and manipulated to the thief’s desires. If you’ve recently had your digital signature stolen, however, there are things you can do. Read on and contact a seasoned NY digital signature fraud lawyer from Rahman Legal to learn more about how we can help you.
Do I Need an NY Digital Signature Fraud Lawyer?
Your digital signature is incredibly valuable, and if you’ve had yours hijacked, you’ve likely experienced just how much chaos the cyber thief can cause in your life. That said, you do have options, and our firm is here to help you in any way we can. Speak with a knowledgeable New York identity theft victim lawyer from our legal team so we can get working on your case.
Why Your Digital Signature is Important
If you’ve ever made an online purchase, you have a digital signature. Essentially, it is an electronic signature that is totally unique to you–no one else has the same digital signature. It is a mathematical algorithm that creates two keys (or two series of long numbers). One key is private, and the other is public. Once you sign an electronic document, such as a contract or agreement, you will have created your digital signature.
While your private key remains private, once you sign such a document, the person or entity who owns the document will receive a copy of your public key. If a person is pretending to be someone else when signing such a document, the public key won’t encrypt, and the transaction will not move forward. That said, there are ways for people to steal your public key, enabling these transactions to continue.
How Does Someone Get My Digital Signature?
Typically, digital signatures are accessed via malware on a person’s computer. The second someone gets your digital signature, they can sign documents and contracts without your consent, meaning they can buy/sell property, make purchases, and more. Often, when someone’s digital signature is stolen, they only find out once a significant amount of damage has been done.
Once you realize someone has stolen your digital signature, it’s paramount that you reach out to a seasoned digital signature fraud lawyer as soon as you can. Doing so can drastically help limit the damage and secure your privacy.
Contact a Digital Signature Fraud Lawyer
For a legal team you can depend on, please don’t hesitate to contact Rahman Legal. We are here to guide you through each step of the process ahead.