A company used docusign to sign a contract in my name but the signature isnt mine and i didn’t do it. am i held to the contract that isnt my signature?

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A company used docusign to sign a contract in my name but the signature isnt mine and i didn’t do it. am i held to the contract that isnt my signature?

I had a adt dealer come to my house when i bought it and i signed up for their
services. At no time did they mention that i was going to be in a contract let
alone for 36 months and also there was no mention of said contract to be broken i
would need to pay 75 of what was left to break it resulting in over 1,000 to
get out of it. All the paperwork they provided to me today had a signature on it
which was not mine as well as initals. would i have a case to go after the
company to try and get out of the contract?

Asked on December 1, 2016 under Business Law, Indiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If you "signed up" for their services, then you did contractually obligate yourself: if you signed up before getting all your questions answered (such about how to cancel, contract duration, cost to cancel, etc.), that is your responsibility, not theirs--i.e. if you agree to something before getting all the information you probably should have, you are still obligated. A contract is formed by agreement, not necessarily by a hand signature: if you therefore "signed up for their services," as you write, you are most likely held to the contract, regardless of how the signing was done.

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