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Credit Card Fraud
Under Massachusetts laws, there are several different types of credit card offenses, such as credit card fraud, larceny, and unlawful purchases and sales.What is Credit Card Fraud in Massachusetts?
There are various acts that are prohibited, including:
- Taking a credit card from another person without his or her consent in a way that would amount to larceny
- Knowingly making a written false statement as to a material fact, intending that it be relied on, in order to procure a credit card. Examples of “material facts” include information relating to one’s identity or financial situation.
- Receiving and keeping a credit card that one knows to be lost, misplaced, or mistakenly delivered with the intent to use or sell the card
- Signing of a credit card by one who isn’t the holder or the card or authorized by the holder
- Fraudulently using a credit card to obtain services, goods or money
- Using a card that one knows to be forged, revoked or expired
- Making a false report of a stolen or lost credit card
Credit card fraud and various forms of identity theft have become fairly wide-spread, especially through the Internet and telecommunications. State and federal branches of law enforcement, including the FBI, have been devoting considerable resources to targeting credit card scams and fraud in recent years. Additionally, many credit card companies have developed security and fraud units.
Partly because those who engage in credit card fraud, particularly those using more modern technological techniques, are often sophisticated and intelligent individuals, persons accused of credit card fraud crimes do not garner much sympathy from prosecutors or police. Facing a potentially aggressive prosecution, you should speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately if you have been charged with any form of credit card fraud. There are countless defenses to allegations of credit card fraud. There is no such thing as a routine credit card fraud case and proving these is not easy if you have a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer working for you.Massachusetts Fraud Defense Attorney
Stephen Neyman is a Massachusetts criminal lawyer with significant experience in fraud cases, including credit card fraud. Attorney Neyman successfully handles cases at both the state and federal levels, and he is very prominent in the legal community. With more than 20 years of experience, Stephen Neyman has the expertise to fight your credit card fraud charge.Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. 617-263-6800
If you have been charged with credit card fraud, call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. in Boston. In a free initial telephone consultation, Attorney Neyman will give you straightforward advice and assess your case. If you choose to retain Attorney Neyman, he will apply his knowledge and talent in building a solid defense for you. You can reach him at 617-263-6800 or by sending him an e-mail. Attorney Neyman’s office takes calls 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Attorney Neyman represents individuals all throughout Massachusetts, so no matter your community, do not hesitate to contact him.