Assistance With Fraud Crimes

Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

I can not say enough about how grateful I am that Dustin Trammel was my attorney! Having no experience with court proceedings, Dustin explained everything and stayed in touch with me the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Very highly recommend!!

Brenna Mills
January 14, 2016

Your Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer will explain the different types of fraud crimes.

Understanding Fraud Crimes

When a person is tricked into surrendering various forms of property, it is known as fraud. This generally involves money, but can involve other types of property as well. Often, this will mean a person makes a misrepresentation that is known to be untrue. This can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on property value. The following are common fraud crimes:

Ponzi Schemes

With a Ponzi scheme, the person committing the fraud will approach investors promising easy returns on investment. As investors provide money, part of it will be pocketed by the fraudster and the rest will be provided to the earlier investors as returns on their investment. This only seems to be a profitable endeavor. However, since there is no product or a lackluster product, it will eventually fail because the money will inevitably run out faster than the investors can be paid.

Identity Theft

As more people use electronic means for banking, purchasing and communication, it is a growing threat that personal information will be stolen and used by someone else. This can compromise Social Security numbers, bank information and credit card information.

Mail Fraud

Some acts involving fraud will utilize the U.S. Postal Service to seek possible victims, send correspondence and receive payments. Congress is allowed to regulate commerce between states through the U.S. Constitution and these schemes will therefore be prosecuted.

Pigeon Drop Schemes

The victim is known as the pigeon and will be told that a scammer has won a significant amount of money in a contest. The person committing the fraud will then tell the victim that in exchange for some money, the scammer and the victim can split the winnings. In reality, there is no contest or prize.

Contact An Experienced Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of fraud, call (877) 208-3382 to speak to a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller.

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