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Contract Cons

If you think the other side is sneaky, read this.

This story appears in the October 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Forged signatures, replaced pages, retyped wording and the like are all nasty realities for the deal-maker. Can you really safeguard against fraudulent documents? If it weren't so inconvenient, you could have a document examiner go over every line. But that's like protecting against food poisoning by bringing a personal taster and lab technician to every meal.

Instead, take a realistic approach and use these practical precautions to help protect you from fraud:

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