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What should I do if I was caught using a friend's credit card?

You didn't make the best decision when you decided to take a friend's credit card and start spending all their credit line on things you wanted. You didn't think they'd ever figure out it was you, and you knew that they could get the fraudulent charges reversed. You really didn't think it would come back to haunt you at all.

If you made a mistake on your taxes, is it fraud?

Federal fraud charges come with harsh penalties, which is why it's important to find an attorney quickly if you're facing accusations or if you're a part of an investigation. Fraud impacts businesses, consumers and the entire economy, so it's taken very seriously by the government.

Identity theft: A growing crime in America

Federal fraud charges are financial crimes that have an impact on individuals, businesses and the United States' economy. Since there are so many issues that can be caused by fraud, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) takes a strong stance in investigating cases as they arise.

Chrisleys face federal charges over allegations of fraud

Tax evasion is a serious crime, but that doesn't mean that a case can't be resolved in your favor. Allegations of fraud could be alleged after someone reports that they believe you've participated in fraudulent activities or as a result of the state or government's own investigations.

Mortgage fraud can lead to heavy fines and prison

Mortgage fraud is an umbrella term that includes a number of illegal schemes for misrepresenting or misstating information on mortgage documents. For example, someone who submits falsified W-2 forms to obtain a mortgage could be accused of fraud.

Man faces federal fraud charges for military contract kickbacks

Fraud charges can be so serious that you end up in prison for many years. Violating federal fraud laws typically results in felony charges after long investigations where forensic accountants piece together exactly where your money has come from and how you received it. If it wasn't legal, then you can be arrested.

Insurance commissioner faces indictment for fraud in Georgia

In news from mid-May, it was reported that the U.S. attorney's office is negotiating with Georgia's insurance commissioner to turn himself in for insurance fraud. The office has a 38-count indictment detailing a series of fraudulent acts by the man who was working for the Georgia Underwriting Association. These events happened before he was elected as the insurance commissioner.

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