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Field Guide To Electronic Evidence. Dockery & Associates. October, 1997. Web address: http://evidence.finder.com/dockery/

Abstract: This article provides a list of fraud indicators associated with cases involving computers. These indicators include a missing hard drive, no copies or backups, paper records do not match electronic records, claimant is not anxious to have equipment repaired, and the time and date stamps of files are post-fire event.

The article also provides a list of do's and don'ts when handling electronic evidence. Do not examine the original media. A copy should be made to preserve the date and time stamps of the original. The evidence should not be examined on the claimants computer system to avoid additional claims that the investigator ruined their system. When retrieving the evidence always assume there is a virus and take precautionary measures. Never touch a claimants computer without first obtaining a release. The investigator should make every effort to preserve the original media. The current time and date stamps of the equipment should be validated. The electronic evidence obtained should be secured like all other forms of evidence and stored properly.

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http://evidence.finder.com/dockery/

 
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