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.