Today an insurance company needed my signature, and they sent me a TIFF of the file. I used my scanned signature, added it to the TIFF and sent it back. They said they couldn’t accept that because it came over email. Since the document they sent me had their signature, I asked if I should reject it because it came to me over email. The agents said I was “too funny”. I sent them the same TIFF via fax and they seemed happy with that. This is why we need to get everyone using true digital signatures and encryption on email.
That’s a great point! Funny how they are, huh?
What I have been doing to get all of my contracts signed is using a website called rightsignature.com. It allows you to send a doc and get it signed by both parties. Probably wouldn’t help too much in this situation, but very helpful!
Thanks for the great post!
Agreed on the main gist of the post, but what really gets me is the agent’s response to your jibe.
Granted you probably could’ve expected an answer like that, but the principle applies.
Mark Shead says
@Jelle – I don’t understand. You didn’t like their response?
@Mark: Their response, although expected, implies that one law applies to them and another to you.
(I’m great at getting wound up about little things like that, I should let them slide)