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Title Insurance in California

Title Insurance in California Before making a major, life changing financial decision such as buying a house, one must make sure that the property in question has good standing. One of the first and foremost research that should be done
Posted in Finance, Fraud, Real Estate

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,
Posted in Criminal Defense, Fraud

Committing Forgery in California

Committing Forgery in California Committing Forgery in California There are a variety of crimes that fall under the white-collar classification, and one of such examples is forgery. We use the term forgery regularly in everyday conversations and the legal definition of forgery is not
Posted in Criminal Defense, Fraud, Personal Law

Law Against Counterfeiting Credit Cards

Law Against Counterfeiting Credit Cards Law Against Counterfeiting Credit Cards Our economy heavily relies on the use of credit cards when making consumer purchases and this includes both in-person and online shopping. Given the sensitive nature of such cards, it is a crime for a
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California Laws Against Check Fraud

California Laws Against Check Fraud California Laws Against Check Fraud One of the ways fraud can be committed is through check fraud. This form of fraud can occur because the person created fraudulent checks, intentionally wrote an inaccurate number, or presented a false check as
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Stealing a Credit or Debit Card

Stealing a Credit or Debit Card Stealing a Credit or Debit Card In California, the penal code addresses the multiple ways credit card fraud can be committed. For example, someone can steal a card, forge information, or accept a fake one. Since many people use credit
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Stealing Credit Cards

Stealing Credit Cards Stealing Credit Cards Paying with a credit card can be efficient and easy, but credit card users should be aware of possible theft of their card and/or information. While credit card companies are enacting stringer policies regarding theft, it is
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Committing Embezzlement in California

Committing Embezzlement in California Committing Embezzlement in California Let’s say that someone entrusts you with their property (i.e. money, house, bank account) and tells you to manage it for them. If you accept this deal, you now have a responsibility to legally and appropriately
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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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