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Don't let a credit card fraud charge do a number on you

Credit card abuse or fraud is a type of identify theft involving taking someone else's credit card information without authorization. If authorities have accused you of doing this, they assume that you were trying to charge purchases to the other person's account or to remove funds from it.

What is white collar crime?


You may have heard the phrase white collar crime and wondered what it refers to and what types of crimes it applies to. White collar crimes are typically financial crimes that involve misleading, concealing or deceit to accomplish. Examples of white collar crimes can include fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion or money laundering. Specifically, white collar financial crimes can include Ponzi schemes, insurance fraud, tax evasion and securities fraud including insider trading.

What constitutes forgery in Texas?


In order for many things to be legally done in Texas, the people who are a part of the transaction must sign the document or writing. This could be for bank transactions, credit cards, checks, mortgages, wills, titles to property, contracts and for many other reasons. When people receive documents with a person's signature on it, generally it is presumed that the person in fact agreed to the terms of the document.

Austin fraud accusations could mean a federal investigation


No-one likes to be talked down to. However, when you are faced with charges related to fraud or any other type of white collar crime, it can feel like people are talking down to you. Just because a person doesn't know everything there is to know about the legal system doesn't mean they are guilty of the things they are accused of. A fraud charge can be related to several different instances that a crime may have been committed.

Fraud accusation can result in state, federal investigation


When a person thinks of a situation in which a person may be charged with a crime, most think of incidents like drug crimes and violent crimes. However, there are laws prohibiting certain types of financial crimes. Fraud is categorized as a white collar crime because it is often aimed at people who have never been charged with a previous crime.

Fraud charges dropped against Texas attorney general


When it comes to accusations around "white collar crime," the charges can be varied and complicated. If a charge is brought against a person for financial crimes, such as embezzlement or fraud, these charges carry serious weight, in addition to the potential sentencing, if found guilty. Shockingly, fraud charges were recently brought against the Texas attorney general on basis of securities fraud. But, one of these charges was recently dropped in federal court.

What constitutes wire fraud?


One crime that is continually evolving and changing, and that is consistently on the rise, is wire fraud. Wire fraud can constitute many different types of crimes and it is important that Texas residents recognize what this crime entails.

Helping Austin residents accused of white collar crime


For many residents of Austin, Texas, stories about "white collar crime" may hit a little closer to home than other stories about people accused of violating either Texas or federal law. Many times, Texans arrested for these sorts of crimes have full time jobs, raise families and own a home, often a nice home. In short, such people seem on the surface to be productive citizens.

What is mail fraud?


There are different categories and types of fraud crimes and one type is mail fraud. You may wonder what charges for mail fraud entail and if charged with mail fraud, it is certainly important to know what mail fraud includes. In general, mail fraud occurs when the United States mail system is utilized to further a criminal act. As is true of most crimes and criminal charges, there are several elements that need to be met for a mail fraud charge to be successful.

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