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Activities that could result in credit card fraud charges

Much of the world has moved to a non-cash way of financial transactions. If the average person thinks back to their last several purchases, most likely they were almost all made electronically by funds transfer, credit card or debit card. So it's no surprise that instances of credit card fraud allegations are on the rise. There are a few activities that can be considered when facing credit card fraud allegations.

Since credit card fraud is a broad term for the use of a credit card (or any comparable type of credit) to buy goods or services with the intention of evading payment, there are a few different ways this could allegedly be done. Identify theft, which can be identity assumption or fraud spree, are the two different means by which one could be accused of credit card fraud. The most blatant, fraud spree, can occur in instances when a person's card or sensitive information is stolen and then charges are racked up in a quick manner. In comparison, identity assumption, happens over a long period of time in which a person's identity is assumed and used for a variety of different purposes like opening several accounts, and slow and stealthy spending.

Credit card fraud can happen quickly or over a long period of time. If facing charges related to credit card fraud, it's important to understand how the charges are characterized, as the means tends to matter. The prosecution will be attempting to prove elements of credit card fraud, like knowingly obtaining and using a person's financial or private information. In almost all cases, intent must be present on behalf of the accused.

Being accused of credit card fraud is like being charged with theft and other similar crimes. It can carry consequences in the short and long-term if convicted. That's why one should consider building a criminal defense against such allegations as allegations are just that until one would be convicted of those crimes. Think back and consider what might have happened to result in the criminal charges yourself or a loved one is facing related to credit card fraud.

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