Royal Mail 'track and trace' - a word of caution?
Just checking on a letter I sent using the "signed for" service with Royal Mail, and was pleased to see it had arrived.
On further investigation, I noted that there was also a 'proof of delivery' button next to the confirmation, so I clicked it.
I was then presented with a nice copy of the person who signed for it signature, along with his printed name, and the company name.
The signature is an image that could be easily copied and used fraudulently, perhaps by a disgruntled ex-employee, or someone who just happens to know who the signatory is and bears a grudge. It wouldn't take much imagination by a determined enough individual who needed to get hold of a signature.
Personally, I would not want my signature to appear online like that, and I have a feeling Royal Mail haven't asked that guy if he minded either.
It's probably a mountain and molehill scenario, but for me, I don't much like the idea. I thought i'd mention it here in case any of you folk sign for 'stuff' and perhaps aren't aware your signature could potentially be available online.