It's the way you say it that causes confusion sir. Using the word "verify" insinuates that you're verifying the claim, an acknowledgement of legitimacy... If you used the word "refute" it makes it clear that you've found that the person's claim is not legitimate.....sir.
SAY HI TO DANNY BERNATH: oooh, courtesy of someone else:
Just Google search "Daniel A. Bernath" and look at the results. I advise you to have plenty of popcorn and beverage when you do, there's plenty. :D