*** Serving U.S. and International Clients Since 2004
COURT QUALIFIED FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER
Authoritative, accurate analysis
of forgery and record alteration
Finally, the right Handwriting Expert
who quickly and
accurately solves cases
Are you dealing with, or involved
with any of the following showed below:
Forgery, fraud, anonymous letters,
and all other questioned document
circumstances and concerns
Joseph Zarek, CDE, HE, AFI, SA
Washington DC, Nationwide
Tel: (703) 772-9133
Fax: (866) 974-8489
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Disclaimer: A Free Initial
Evaluation exists to only make the determination we are able
to assist you. This
FREE Inital Evaluation does not include, nor should be
construed as a Verbal or Written Professional
Opinion. Verbal and Written Opinions are made
available only upon payment in advance. For these services, please
refer to our current
fee schedule page.
Documents can be in any language
I've examined cases in over 46 states and 23 countries
Call or E-mail questions or a synopsis of your case to:
703.772.9133 (DC, MD, VA)
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way to go.
Our clients appreciate the invaluable service that
tremendous value, benefit, and peace of mind they seek
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Clients prefer to work with them
An expert is someone who knows more than a
layperson. They have the education and training in
their areas of specialization. They are also able
to teach, write and present their knowledge and
expertise in or out of the classroom and courtroom.
Fast turnaround time - 24 - hours or less
Yes, while it does take time to conduct an adequate
and thorough examination; it shouldn't take
forever! 4-8 hours is the average time it
takes to examine a document. Special or unusual circumstances may
require more time spent conducting a proper
You can talk to an expert instantly - Call Our
(703) 772-9133 (DC, MD, VA for local, national or
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In MOST cases we can meet or exceed the services you
Recommendations Available for Forensic Document
Examiners Closest to You
In this field, as in others, you sometimes encounter
what are called "hired guns" who are willing to take
your money, but not always able to provide you the
service you require. AFHS Clients are more
concerned with finding out the truth, and that's
what we provide to them.
Ask and we can recommend professionals closest to
Advanced training in all forms of questioned
Our professionals conduct or participate in training
on a regular basis, year-round
Quickly determine if your document is a forgery
24-Hours or less
No charge for peer associate reviews of your case
Sometimes, a unique circumstance requires
professional assistance in multiple areas. There's
a certain peace of mind knowing we work with
multiple different certified professionals in as
many different areas as possible, in order to
provide you the client with the greatest range of
services available to win your case.
No one wants to be the victim of:
Receive threatening letters
Loose their business or inheritance
Other unusual circumstances
It happens far more often than it should!
Because someone thought they could get away
with altering a document or another official
Findings, as published in the Bureau of
Justice Statistics (BJS) publication,
In 2004, 3.6 million households,
representing 3% of the households in the
United States, discovered that at least one
member of the household had been the victim
of identity theft during the previous six
Federal Trade Commission - Identity Theft
Report, September 2003:
Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity
(formerly: "ID Theft: When Bad Things Happen
to Your Good Name")
TOTAL number of records containing sensitive
personal information involved in security
breaches reported since February 15th, 2006
through January 7th, 2007:
Information management is critically
important to all of us as employees and
consumers. For that reason, the
Identity Theft Resource Center has been
tracking security breaches for the past
three years, looking for patterns, new
trends and any information that may help us
better protect data and assist companies in
In 2006, there were in excess of 315
publicized breaches affecting nearly 20
million individuals. Based on ITRCs
categorization, the breaches break down as
follows: 29% government/military agencies;
28% from educational institutions; 22% from
general businesses; 13% from health care
facilities / companies; and 8% from banking
/ credit / financial services entities.
In 2005, there were 158 incidents affecting
more than 64.8 million people.
Do you think you, or someone you know might
be a victim...
AFHS CAN HELP
Have you been the victim of forgery or
Has your credit been effected?
Have you lost your inheritance?
Have you lost your job?
Have you lost your property?
All because someone altered documents and
Has this created a disruption in your life?
Caused you to loose sleep?
Affected you in some other way?
Maybe you want someone to be held
for causing undue pain and hardship in your
Maybe you just want to have peace of mind?
NOW THERE IS SOMETHING
YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!
you need a fast, professional opinion in
or fraud cases involving a questioned
document or handwriting; AFHS is here for you!
WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE.
We know how tricky the opposition can be...
We can guide you to the truth about the handwriting and
hopefully a victory in the courtroom.
We work with document examiners around the globe.
These professionals provide peer review of your case at
no additional cost too you.
Our experts guide you through the confusing and
challenging process of proving a document (contract,
check, will, signature card, etc) is a forgery. We
have reviewed hundreds of cases and people,
corporations, and lawyers win their cases based on our
expert testimony about a document in question.
Even if your problem doesn't involve an attorney...
knowing the truth about a signature can really set your
mind at ease.
Actually, in over half of our cases, our experts never
had to appear in front of a jury... saving our clients
hundreds of dollars in fees. Instead, because of
our understanding of the law and the exhibits we
provide, the opposing attorney settles out of court...
or drops the case all together. Most attorneys
have very limited experience about using a handwriting
expert to prove a forgery or help build a case for
Here are some of the things We can examine and identify:
documents created by computer printers or
computer generated documents
markings on a wall, vehicles, or other objects (i.e.
alterations of documents (i.e. holes created by
staples or hole punch)
not limited to):
Forged, altered or counterfeit documents
Checks, wills, deeds, legal contracts
Official documents and records (i.e. court documents,
insurance records, medical records, etc...)
Computer-printed or Typewritten Documents
Photocopied or Facsimile Documents
Anonymous Correspondence (i.e., hate letter,
Additionally, AFHS provide the following related services
(but not limited to):
Case preparation consultation
Laboratory examination and analysis
Preparation of court exhibits
Preparation of written reports
Deposition or courtroom testimony
Provide a verbal and/or professional opinion
Not only are we able to provide you with an expert
opinion regarding authorship of a document, we can also
present testimony to support our findings in a Court of
Law when required.
We are also able to give you insight regarding the
emotional and mental state of the author when the
document was created when handwriting is present on this
Our experience can solve cases of forgery, altered
numbers, record alteration, graffiti, anonymous
writings, poison pen letters, and more.
spent over 2 decades in the military in the cryptologic
and intelligence field groups and pre-screened over
4,000 individuals being put in for high level National
Security clearances, created thousands of Information
Intelligence Report (IIR), as well as presenting over
1,000 presentations on a variety of different
topics related to National Security, to also include
daily intelligence briefings to key personnel in
leadership positions around the globe since 1986. He is an AIAS
certified Forensic Document Examiner, and he's currently
pursuing advanced studies in criminal justice and
forensic psychology. Additionally, he's also
certified as a drug and alcohol awareness trainer for
The combination of my continuing education, knowledge,
talents and skills, enables me to provide a quick and
accurate service to individuals who need to resolve
their own questioned document concerns and
Having apprenticed, studied and worked with some of the
foremost forensic document and handwriting authorities
in the world, we are able to provide a service to
individuals and organizations head and shoulders above
I can examine all types of documents
for authentication or alteration, and are available for
cases anywhere around the world.
If you have a forgery problem, We can assist to
bring you peace of mind, and help you solve your case.
If you are a law firm, I'm happy to fax you a copy of my
Curriculum Vitae, for you to have on file the next time
you have a forgery case.
I'm also affiliated with outstanding professionals in
different areas of forensics and other field groups.
We're not just forensic document examiners.
Here are additional services we offer:
Unlike other document examiners who
routinely charge an excessively high fee
just to look at your document,
We are available
to provide a quick verbal opinion based on
what you provide me for just $295. Fax
what you have a question on, and We'll let
you know if we can help you.
For many people, a professional opinion is
all you need to set your mind at ease.
Please review our
Services to determine what will
serve you best.
Or, you can call one of our offices to
discuss your case with us by phone, now
(DC, MD, VA for local, national or
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* We are not attorneys. We do not dispense
legal advice in any fashion. We only comment
on our experiences as it relates to cases we
have personally been involved in regarding
handwriting, forgeries or expert witnesses.
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licensed attorney in your state.
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