Mark Hamill, whose swooping signature is, as you can imagine, highly sought after by fans of a particular movie franchise that has made a whole lotta money, has been fighting signature fraud for a couple of months. If you think you have an authentic Hamill signature, which you probably paid a disconcerting amount of money for, you can send a picture to Hamill via Twitter and he’ll holla back at you:
Now Hamill has taken further action, working with California assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang to extend protections to memorabilia and signed collectibles. "The public is being swindled on a daily basis and the numbers are huge," the actor told the Los Angeles Times. "I just can't keep quiet when I see people I love being hurt." Hamill said it makes no sense that sports memorabilia, and those who collect it, are more protected than pop-culture memorabilia. Forgers, beware: Hamill once voiced the Joker, and we all know what the Joker does to fakers.