What To Do If You Are Victim Of Fraud
As the internet expands its reach, and almost everyone has obtained a cellphone, crimes of fraud have become increasingly more common. While the government heavily funds research on how to prevent fraud, it is still relevant as it affects millions of Americans every year. We believe that victims of fraud deserve justice, legal assistance, and restitution.
What is Fraud?
Fraud claims include any action with the intent to deceive an individual for financial or similar gain via knowing misrepresentation, cheating, and/or concealing the truth.
While the basic definition of fraud is consistent throughout its subcategories, there are specific types of fraud claims that can be brought in civil action. . Some of those claims include the following:
- Mail fraud
- Identity theft
- Insurance fraud
- Check fraud
- Charity fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Security fraud
- Pharmacy fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
How To Deal With Fraud
Depending on the type of fraud that may have occurred, it may be imperative to report said fraud to law enforcement. Roughly eighty-five (85%) of fraud goes unreported due to embarrassment or lack of knowledge on how to report it. Begin with reporting the fraud to local police, especially if there is intent on filing a claim for stolen property. In the case of credit card fraud, contact the credit company directly to inform them of fraudulent activity as soon as possible. Additionally, many scams and fraud violate federal law, so contacting the responsible government agency is an excellent resource for reporting the fraud and learning the specific course of action for the crime.
Seeking Fraud Victim Assistance
Being a victim of any type of fraud can feel disheartening, frightening, and frustrating. At The Saade Law Firm, P.A., we understand the mental toll that fraud victims face, and are determined to seek compensation for any and all financial and emotional damage caused by the alleged fraud. Understanding how to file a claim for fraud can be a difficult task due to the heavy pleading requirements placed on plaintiffs. In Florida, as in many states, fraud must be pled with specificity. For this reason, it is crucial to contact our experienced attorneys in a timely manner once the fraud has occurred and/or has been discovered. Lead by integrity and ethics, The Saade Law Firm, P.A. will help fraud victims file and build a fraud case To learn more about how our attorneys can assist victims of fraud, please call our office at (786) 633-1114.