Telephone fraud

phone credit card fraud

Telephone fraud, also known as telemarketing fraud, covers a wide range of crimes. The common goal of such fraud is to deceive the victim into parting with money or valuable personal information, such as bank accounts and credit card numbers. Commonly reported phone scams include: Pyramid schemes: Victims are persuaded to buy into a business…

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Access device fraud


Access device fraud, otherwise known as Criminal Use of an Access Device, is the fraudulent use of a card, account number or any other means of illegally accessing an account in order to transfer funds or obtain money, goods, or services. Examples include using someone’s debit card without their permission or using a counterfeit credit…

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Identity Theft: Role-playing can cost you

identity theft concept

On January 21, 2016 Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. confirmed the indictment of Chester Taylor, Daniel Persaud, and nine other defendants for making over $700,000 worth of fraudulent bank withdrawals. Because they allegedly impersonated legitimate account holders to access the money, they were (in addition to other offenses) charged with Identity Theft in…

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Embezzlement case making headlines in New York

embezzling money with piggy bank

An embezzlement case that involves the intersection of civil, criminal and rabbinical law is garnering a great deal of attention in New York. The case involves $20 million in embezzled funds and is one of the largest Jewish charity frauds in recent history. Former Aish Hatorah CFO, Jacob Fetman, was discovered to have coordinated unauthorized…

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What is computer fraud?

The law related to technology evolves at a rapid pace, but you should always be aware of some of the most common criminal charges related to computers and Internet activity. One of the most general charges related to this is known as federal computer fraud. Computer fraud refers to any fraud perpetration carried out using…

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