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What is bank fraud?

Bank fraud is a white-collar crime. It can happen at any level, but most often, it becomes a federal offense when you find yourself facing charges. Cornell Law School explains there are two ways to commit bank fraud. What this means is that the prosecution must prove...

What are examples of wire fraud?

Wiring money offers a quick way to help family, friends and strangers in need, but some abuse the service to engage in criminal acts. Those accused of wire fraud may use various scams to part individuals from their money. The Federal Trade Commission explores...

What is unsolicited check fraud?

Checks are generally simple. You sign a check in order to transfer funds from your checking account to another party or to gain money from another party's checking account, usually in exchange for a good or service. However, some checks do more than convey money...

What is a wire transfer scam?

Like most people, you probably wired money before. Unfortunately, there are many ways fraudsters can use wire transfers to their advantage. According to the Attorney General of Texas, wire transfers are convenient and easy for scammers to exploit. Signs of a wire...

What is a fake check scam?

One of the reasons why scams are so prevalent and continue to bring in victims is that those who perpetrate them make them seem so real. This is why fake check scams work so well. They seem like something that is valid.  The Federal Trade Commission explains...