Because of Calibri’s status as the default font in MS Office, there has been many instances of forged documents being identified because this font was used. A Canadian business owner facing bankruptcy typed 2 trust documents dated before Calibri’s release in 2007, exposing them as forged.

Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada

You’d think that people forging documents would have learned by now. Canadian Gerald McGoey was judged to have falsified documents in an attempt to protect certain assets from bankruptcy proceedings because—and stop me if you’ve heard this before—the documents used Microsoft’s modern “C” fonts, which didn’t become widely available until 2007. This would have been fine were it not for the minor detail that the documents were dated 2004 and 1995. Whoops.

McGoey was CEO of Look Communications when it collapsed and left him bankrupt. The company was liquidated, and McGoey was ordered to pay $5.6 million to creditors. McGoey claimed that the assets in question—homes, in this case—were held in trust by his wife and three children and hence be… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

6 thoughts on “Because of Calibri’s status as the default font in MS Office, there has been many instances of forged documents being identified because this font was used. A Canadian business owner facing bankruptcy typed 2 trust documents dated before Calibri’s release in 2007, exposing them as forged.”

  1. WeirdEngineerDude

    Times New Roman entered the chat

  2. I_might_be_weasel

    I was raised on Times New Roman, and I will die with Times New Roman!

  3. whianbester275

    I work in IT and this week I had to upgrade a clients office suite. I installed Office 365 and she asked if I can make it look like her old office 2007. I opened it just to see what she wanted. She had size 18 font and comic sans. I laughed myself silly as I applied those changes to the new version

  4. AdvancedAdvance

    Once you’re exposed as an MS Office fraud, your Word means nothing.

  5. tensigh

    Wasn’t it something like this that exposed Dan Rather?

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