FTC Claims Fraud is at an All Time High

Posted By Robert B. Mann Law Office || 1-Mar-2013

Currently in the United States, over 2 million people are victims of identity theft. More than ever before, the Federal Trade Commission is discovering cases of fraud. In fact, there were over 2 million consumer complaints in 2012, and in total the amount of fraud cases cost Americans $1.4 billion. One in every five complaints had to do with identity theft. If you have been accused of identity theft, then chances are that the Rhode Island courts will take your case very seriously. Because this is a rising problem, courts are planning to crack down on offenders by favoring maximum sentences and being intolerant of the offense.

Those who are at-risk to identity theft should remember to shred all sensitive information during tax season and to never reply to calls, e-mails, or texts requesting their private information, As well, it is important that potential victims alert their credit card companies whenever they discover suspicious activity. People are commonly arrested and charged in court with crimes like identity theft, illegal debt collection, and fake sweepstakes. Oftentimes, white collar criminals master the art of framing others for their offenses, and this can lead to false accusations. As a result, some innocent individuals may be charged with fraud and other illegal crimes.

If you have been accused of a white collar offense, then you need a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer on your side. At the Robert B. Mann Law Office, there are dedicated and hardworking lawyers who have more than 43 years of combined experience to put to your case. The attorneys at this firm have been able to successfully see many of their clients leave court with reduced sentences or case dismissals. Contact the firm at (401) 213-9999 today if you want more information about FTC identity theft claims or need representation in court.