Financial Fraud Law

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Fraud occurs when a person intends to deceive others with the result of their own financial or personal gain. There are many different types of fraud, such as credit card fraud, insurance fraud, or bank fraud. What do you do if you have been caught up in fraud?

  • ContentCombatting Credit Card Fraud

    Credit card fraud is a form of identity theft that involves an unauthorized use of someone's credit card information for the purpose of charging purchases to the account or removing funds from it. State and federal laws both come into play with relation to credit card fraud, as may your agreements with your credit or debit card issuer.

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  • ContentCredit Card Fraud, Definitions and Penalties

    Credit card fraud can be a stand-alone offense or be a charge that is made in conjunction with other state or federal charges. Individuals convicted of credit card fraud face serious consequences.

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  • ContentEmployer Instructing Me to Commit Insurance Fraud - Am I Liable?

    When an employee is facing a decision to follow through with employer demands, it is important to consider if the matter involves something illegal such as insurance fraud. Even if the company is liable for the primary penalties for criminal activity, the individual worker may also face similar liability in the courts either through criminal or civil penalties and consequences.

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  • ContentBank Fraud in the U.S.: Lack of Intent Can Still Result in a Conviction

    Bank fraud schemes and incidents occur often with and without any intent to actually defraud the bank involved in the criminal activity, and when facing certain charges, the prosecution does not need this intent to convict the person. It was in the Supreme Court in 2016 that the decision occurred to provide evidence without the necessary intent to defraud for convictions in these charges.

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  • ContentCharged with a Ponzi Scheme - How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

    Legal support for Ponzi schemes requires refuting the damage caused by the defending individual against the victims affected through a loss of income. While these scams are similar in nature, it is often difficult to understand if one is affecting others or if the accused person did initiate the scheme to target certain others.

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  • ContentWhat is Insider Trading and Why Is It Illegal

    The term “insider trading” seems to pop up in the news with a fair degree of frequency. Celebrities have even been accused of engaging in it, like Martha Stewart. But what is insider trading and why is it illegal?

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  • ContentHow to Recognize When a Criminal Investigation Is Pending in IRS Cases

    There are various signs that a criminal investigation is on the horizon. These are not the same as civil inquiries. The Internal Revenue Service initiates these from the recommendation of the auditor assigned to the person or company. Tax returns or fraudulent activity that includes illegal acts are analyzed by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS.

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  • ContentWarrant Scam

    Individuals in several states have reported receiving phone calls or emails informing them that there is a warrant for their arrest. This communication is often part of a larger scam in which the con artist attempts to receive money based on this fraud and extortion.

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  • ContentThe Fallout of Arthur Andersen and Enron on the Legal Landscape of American Accounting

    It may have been a decade ago, but the fallout of the accounting scandals of the late 1990's and early 2000's continue to resonate through both of the accounting and legal professions. The largely self-regulated accounting profession has enacted numerous changes that continue to evolve in response to the scandals and pressure from government agencies and the public.

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  • ContentWhat Is Federal Embezzlement?

    Embezzlement occurs when someone that is trusted has illegally acquired access to either property or assets that are accessed or obtained through theft, misappropriation, defrauding or transferring the ownership to another.

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  • ContentWhat is a Ponzi Scheme

    After the recent economic downturn, the news was filled with stories about various Ponzi schemes. Bernie Madoff became notorious for defrauding millions of dollars from high-profile investors through such a scheme. So what is a Ponzi scheme and why is it illegal?

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