Who do we serve




In very straightforward terms, we serve any client who has a concern regarding the integrity or authenticity of a document. Since the inception of Q.D.I. in 1988, approximately 1050 clients, from various companies and organizations in all parts of Western Canada and Ontario, have requested the assistance of our firm to provide forensic document examination services. These clients have represented some of the following general types of companies, groups, and organizations:

  • Law Firms
  • Credit Unions
  • Unions
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate Security
  • Risk Managers
  • Law Societies
  • Police Departments
  • Insurance Companies
  • Political Parties
  • Small Businesses
  • Banks & Trust Companies
  • Real Estate Managers
  • Education Facilities
  • Government Departments
  • Private Investigators
  • Loss Prevention Personnel
  • Professional Associations
  • Internal Affairs Officers
  • Non-Profit Groups
  • Private Individuals
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Most of the case files completed by Q.D.I. involve a variety of equipment and procedures, and typically provide assistance in the investigation or resolution of the following types of document problems:

  • Cheques, money orders, bank drafts, credit cards, loan documents, insurance policies, tampered mail
        - examination of alleged forged signatures and identification or elimination of writer(s)
        - verification of dates and decipherment of alterations
        - establish origin and history of disputed document(s)

  • Anonymous letters, obscene notes, graffiti, holdup notes, suicide notes
        - identification or elimination of writer(s)
        - establish origin and history of disputed document(s)

  • Obliterated, indented, or erased writing and notations
        - decipherment of notations
        - identification or elimination of writer(s)

  • Medical, dental, chiropractic, optometrist, or other professional charts and records
        - examination and decipherment of alterations, additions, or substitutions
        - verification of dates
        - identification or elimination of writer(s)

  • Shredded, torn, charred, or water-soaked documents
         - reconstruction of document(s)and decipherment of faded, distorted, or invisible text

  • Diaries, journals, logbooks, time sheets, day-timers, and examination papers
        - establish sequence of overlapping notations
        - relative and absolute dating of entries
        - examination and decipherment of alterations, additions, or substitutions
        - identification or elimination of writer(s)

  • Wills, trusts, land transfers, bills of sale, contracts, and corporate resolutions
        - identification oe elimination of writer(s)
        - examination and decipherment of alterations, additions, or substitutions

  • Aboriginal land claims and historical documents
        - determination of authenticity
        - identification or elimination of writer(s)
        - establish origin and history of disputed notation(s)

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