The executive who signs his name by quickly scratching a few illegible lines may make himself feel important. He also makes himself a forger’s delight, warns Paul A. Osborn, who heads a New York firm that specializes in examining questionable documents.
How should he sign? “The hardest kind of signature to forge is one that contains at least two full names and is written rapidly, freely and legibly”, says Mr. Osborn. He adds that the signature should be in normal script, with all the letters connected. A signature with unconnected letters is easier to forge, says Mr. Osborn, because the forger gets a chance to work more slowly, lifting his pen at the breaks while he studies carefully the rest of the letters.
Edward P. Foldessy, “Crime and Business: What You Should Know About the Infiltration of Crime into Business—and of Business into Crime”
Published by Dow Jones Books, 1971