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Ponzi Schemes

Ponzi Schemes Ponzi schemes have been around for many years, with the fraudulent scheme gaining its name from one of the first notorious schemers (Charles Ponzi). However, Ponzi schemes didn’t reach their peak fame up until 2008, when Bernie Madoff
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Identity Theft | Protecting Your Identity

Identity theft, Protecting Your Identity Every person has identifying information that allows them to conduct financial transactions, access medical documents, and partake in certain services. Each identifying information is unique to the individual and, as such, must be protected from theft. In California, it is
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What Happens if You Receive Stolen Property?

What Happens if You Receive Stolen Property? We have provided some articles previously that deal with topics like robberies and grand/petty theft. In these situations, stolen property is extracted from the actual owner. But what happens to that stolen property? Some of the time it is kept
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Forgery Laws

Forgery Laws Within the domain of white-collar crime, acts of forgery have been criminalized by the California penal code. Specifically, Penal Code 470 PC deals with those who forge with the intention to commit fraud. Forgery deals with an expansive set of
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Using Fake Identification Documents in California

Using Fake Identification Documents in California   There are many situations in which an individual must present their identification document (ID) to an official or someone responsible for checking IDs because of a legal limit. For example, all of the processes relating to immigration, passports, visas,
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Committing Welfare Fraud

Committing Welfare Fraud In California, government institutions exist to aid residents through welfare programs, which are means-tested and provide benefits for different reasons. Some residents can intentionally defraud these programs in order to get more payments than they are entitled to receive. It
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What is a Mutual Fund?

What is a Mutual Fund? What is a Mutual Fund? Among the various financial tools available to investors, a mutual fund is an option to pool together money so that investors can collectively invest in bonds, stocks, and assets. This collection of money is managed
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Overview of Penal Code 476 PC

Overview of Penal Code 476 PC Overview of Penal Code 476 PC According to California Penal Code 476 PC, it is illegal to intentionally defraud another individual by using a check that is believed to be valid by the victim. This fraud offense can be achieved
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Money by Gambling Fraud

Money by Gambling Fraud Money by Gambling Fraud While there are some legal forms of gambling in California, using gambling as a scheme to defraud another individual of their money is considered to be a crime of theft. According to California Penal Code 332,
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