Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Buffalo Area Credit Card Fraud Lawyer

According to theFTC, Credit Card Fraud affects over7 million people annually. A Buffalo Area  Credit Card Fraud Lawyer can explain that these charges are usually  prosecuted. As the use of computers  increased in  the recent past, these crimes are more prevalent than ever. The District Attorney is aware of this, and aggressively prosecutes these crimes. It is important to speak with a Buffalo Area Criminal Fraud Lawyer  for guidance.
The crime of Credit Card Fraud includes a variety of crimes that involve the fraudulent use or theft of a credit card. This offense usually occurs when someone else’s card is used to make a purchase. This crime is closely linked to Computer Fraud, because often the use of the internet is usually  involved. Credit Card Fraud can also be linked to Mail Fraud and Bank Fraud.
Credit Card Fraud can include:
  • Using a credit card without the owners consent
  • Stealing a credit card from the owner
  • Acquiring a credit card thru the mail
  • Manufacturing fake credit cards
  • Purposefully misrepresenting information on a credit application
  • Creating a fraudulent website to access credit card information
You do not have to be physically in possession of the credit card to be charged with Credit Card Fraud. The use of the credit card information is enough to commit this crime, over one-half of all online Credit Card Fraud is committed by only using the numbers.
The penalties if you are convicted of this crime can include prison time that ranges from 10-20 years, and financial retribution. Speak with a qualified Buffalo Area Criminal Lawyer from the Law Offices of J John Sebastian  for guidance. We will explain the charges against you and answer the many questions you likely have. We will provide you with a free consultation with your first visit.

J. John Sebastian, Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Former Assistant District Attorney

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