Dr. Karen  Lewis, Broker, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
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Okay, I'm assuming that the document was sent to one email address for two signers-- if so, I would remind 'the other party' that they certify that they are the signer/have authorization to sign for the signer, and to sign for someone else without permission electronically is just as much a forgery as to sign for someone with ink.

If the document was sent to different email addresses for each party, I would ask the party who's denying signing who else had access to their email, and advise them to contact the authorities to report this forgery. See if they change their story.

Jul 13, 2017 02:10 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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There's no way to know for sure but if it came up I would do as Candice A. Donofrio suggested

Jul 13, 2017 03:44 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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What's the real story?  I'm guessing there is a back story - just saying!

Jul 13, 2017 02:45 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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They agreed & certified that they were, indeed, the signers - there's nothing you can do about that. It's on them, not you!

Jul 13, 2017 09:12 PM
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Bob Crane
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Ask them if they would like to contact the law enforcement authorities and press charges.

Most likely they are just looking for a way out of something and really did sign. and once the gravity of the situation is pointed out they will accept responsibility for their actions.

Jul 13, 2017 08:30 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I have no way of proving or disproving that. E-signature requests are sent to separate emails to avoid these kinds of issues. But if someone knows how to log onto another person's email and sign for them, it's not something I can prove.

Jul 14, 2017 04:48 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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They represented they did. Rather then litigate, get this settled between parties

Jul 13, 2017 04:50 PM
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Fred Griffin
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Lawyer up.

Jul 13, 2017 04:21 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Thats a great question for your broker.

Jul 13, 2017 04:06 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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When i use Dot loop, each signer needs their own email to get a signature. 

Jul 13, 2017 03:15 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Jul 14, 2017 05:01 AM
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Doug Dawes
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I make sure that all the parties to the transaction have separate email addresses. 

Jul 14, 2017 04:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Follow the terms of the contract and report the fraud.

Jul 13, 2017 03:55 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Karen,

I agree with Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS 

Jul 13, 2017 03:53 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Each party has their own email, although zipforms allows for multiple parties to have the same email.  With two emails or one email, there is no way to know for sure who signs.

Jul 13, 2017 03:36 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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ask the broker

Jul 13, 2017 02:57 PM
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Abby Stiller
Premier Realty Homes of SWFL - Cape Coral, FL
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I would do what Candice A. Donofrio said. Or talk to your broker.

Jul 14, 2017 02:34 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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IMO depends how long it took them to deny - the longer it takes, the less validity they have

Jul 14, 2017 10:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Candice nailed it. If you did it, hard to deny!

Jul 14, 2017 06:41 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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The party signing for the other has committed fraud and is liable.

Jul 14, 2017 05:57 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Ask them if they would like to wet sign the contract.  If they refuse advise them to see an attorney.

Jul 14, 2017 05:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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It would be an error on your part. You assign the signatures to the appropriate party. If you do it right this does not happen.

Jul 14, 2017 01:48 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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We have receipts with detailed information when it was signed. If the signer shared his passport with someone else, I'm sorry...they did. They also immediately receive 3 emails of confirmation and copy what they signed. So, they are going to tell that their email was hacked and passport to a secure digital site too at the same time? 

Jul 14, 2017 12:04 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - one party cannot sign for both - they are identified by their unique id - in most cases, the email address.

Jul 13, 2017 09:26 PM
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William Feela
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This is one reason I do not use Electronic sigs.

Jul 13, 2017 08:49 PM
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Dorie Dillard
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Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I always want 2 email addresses so we don't run into this situation.

Jul 13, 2017 06:46 PM
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Joan Cox
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For a husband and wife in the same household, this is hard to prove.

Jul 16, 2017 08:03 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Hey, you don't have a valid contract.

Jul 15, 2017 08:29 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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I agree with Candice A. Donofrio.

Jul 15, 2017 07:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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100% what Candice A. Donofrio said.  If you did not sign then lets investigate who hacked your account and notify the authorities.  

Jul 15, 2017 08:54 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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With DigiSign and DocuSign, there is a record of who signed and when. Tough to dispute.

Jul 15, 2017 07:02 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor Many good answers already.

Jul 14, 2017 03:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Call the attorney on this one, fraud.

Jul 14, 2017 10:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Ask an attorney.

Jul 14, 2017 08:50 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Then somebody committed fraud? Contract is null and void.

Speak with your broker and/or attorney.

Jul 14, 2017 06:41 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor You have a legal issue and it's time for an attorney to get involved.

Jul 14, 2017 06:19 AM