- Physical theft: Taking and using a credit card with or without the intent of ever returning it.
- False application: Applying for a new credit card using someone else's information but your contacts, allowing you to gain and use a card while the other person accrues the costs.
- Address switch: Changing someone's address to yours and successfully requesting new cards to be sent to you.
- Skimming: Utilizing software in credit card terminals, such as cash registers or ATM machines, to catch card data as it is swiped, recording that information, and sending it to yourself for later use.
- Phishing: Posing as a legitimate business, either a unique one or a mimic of a preexisting company, to collect credit card information through empty transactions.
The defense for each alleged crime may vary, so it's important to know exactly what you are up against.
The stakes are high, and we'll help you fight back
There's often more at play in a credit card fraud case than the facts of the original case. It is not every day that law enforcement can catch and arrest an alleged credit card fraud artist. Most perpetrators of this crime are in distant countries or only known through cryptic online aliases. If you have been arrested for credit card fraud, you must be aware that the prosecution will be eager to lock you up, penalizing you as a potential example to all the uncaught fraudsters.
Charlie Naegle's relationships with prosecutors and keen knowledge of the law will help to level the playing field and ensure that you get a fair trial. Take immediate action to protect your rights and your future. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today.