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Question DetailsAsked on 1/26/2017

If the contractor forges my signature is that a breach of contract

I have a copy of the contract, I signed it on a certain day. The company has a different date and it's not my signature on the same contract, can I get my deposit back, I do not trust them.

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If you did not sign and date the contract, there almost certainly is no contract in effect. If you signed and dated your copy (and so did he) then a contract might be in effect - would depend on whether he knows you sixgned it or not - but his copy that he forged would be void because you did not sign it. Certainly not a good indicstion of his honesty, and I don't blame you for wanting out due to this wildly waving red flag.


His signing your signature would be civil fraud and likely also criminal forgery if not fraud, and almost certainly criminal falsification of business documents as well.


Certainly, you can contact him with a letter (certified return receipt, signature required) stating you consider this dishonest and you are cancelling the contract because of his fraudulent behavior and want ALL your deposit refunded to you, in-hand within say 5 or maybe 7 business days (depending on mail service time in your area).


Here is a link to another similar cancellation question I answered earlier today - not quite the same situation, but the remedies and links to similar questions stil apply, so I am giving you the link rather than spending time rewriting it all here:


http://answers.angieslist.com/what-co...

One other thing I would recommend, other than an approriate honest review on AL after all is said and done (don't do it till you get your refund deposited),, would be, if he is licensed, is document the situation to the state licensing board for administrative disciplinary action against him - like a punitive license suspension probably in this case.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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