Credit Card Fraud Attorney in Fort Lauderdale
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MasterCard and Visa, two of the most popular credit card companies, reported a loss of about $2.8 million due to credit card fraud in 2005. There has been a significant upward trend in this number over the past decade as more people are buying into credit card scams through the Internet. An estimated $3.4 billion of online revenue was lost to online fraud in 2011, and the government is aggressively pursuing anyone suspected of fraud through the use of credit cards.
Fraud is a form of theft that involves the use of deceptive means to get money or goods from individuals. A large percentage of fraud cases are white collar crimes that are committed in business or political environments. Fraud charges involving the use of credit cards can accompany a range of interrelated offenses, including using a card that was not issued to you or that you were not authorized to use. You may also be charged with credit card fraud if you are using a credit card that you know to be expired, revoked or forged.
The list of credit card fraud offenses continues, and it is vitally important to secure the help of a Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer who knows how to use the law to protect and defend your rights. The penalties for being convicted of credit card fraud vary depending on the amount of times you used the card and the value of the items purchased on the card.
Accused of credit card fraud? Call Parks & Braxton, PA!
If you are under investigation for fraud, the legal team at Parks & Braxton, PA can help you safeguard your reputation, your job and your future freedom. A fraud conviction will have a significant impact on your ability to secure a management position or a job with high responsibilities. You may be charged with a felony if the credit card was used three or more times within a six month period, and if the amount of goods/services purchased is greater than $100. A felony conviction will include a sentence of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of double the loss to the victim or $5,000.
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