What is credit card fraud?

Credit card fraud is a term used to describe a variety of criminal acts. The charges associated with credit card fraud can include identity theft, grand larceny, forgery, possession of stolen credit cards or unlawful use of a credit card. Here are some examples of how credit card fraud typically occurs:

• Making counterfeit credit cards
• Stealing someone’s credit card or data to make online or offline purchases
• Using another person’s identity to open accounts
• Lying on a credit card application
• Obtaining or accessing account information illegally

Regardless of the exact criminal acts involved, credit card fraud charges are serious and carry harsh penalties. You may face state or federal charges depending on the details of your case. Anyone who is being accused of credit card fraud in New York should contact a skilled criminal defense attorney for help.

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