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The Most Common Types of Fraud Crimes Committed Around the World

There are unlimited types of crimes that are categorized as fraud according to our nation’s judicial system. From embezzlement to tax evasion, the list of possibilities, especially when combined, can truly be infinite. However, there seems to be a top 20 list of the most common fraudulent crimes committed all across the globe. Continue reading to learn which crimes top the list, what they entail, and what you can do if you are facing one.

Common Fraud Crimes:

BANK FRAUD – Common crimes include, tampering with checks, check fraud, altering checks, debit card fraud, account identity theft, stolen check fraud, gift card fraud, opening multiple accounts in an attempt to defraud, making insufficient deposits to cover debits, using a false identity to open accounts, counterfeiting checks, knowingly writing bad checks, and general loan fraud.

BANKRUPTCY FRAUD – Common crimes include providing false information on documents, hiding assets from liquidation, attorney filing incorrect paperwork on behalf of client, intentional discrepancies on bankruptcy petition, transferring real estate, money, or assets to family members, filing multiple cases in separate states, using stolen social security numbers, filing a false claim, destroying or concealing financial records, giving or accepting a bribe, and foreclosure scams.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD – This may include offenses such as applying for charge cards under stolen identities, obtaining property by using stolen or fraudulent credit card, knowingly using a stolen credit card, knowingly using a forged or fraudulent charge card, knowingly using an expired or revoked credit card, using someone’s charge card without their permission, making false statements about the ownership of a credit charge, tampering or altering a credit card, credit card counterfeiting, receiving anything as a result of credit card fraud, accepting gifts knowing they were obtained with a fraudulent credit card, using a lost charge card, opening a credit card under someone else’s name, opening a credit card under a false identity, and stealing or using charge card data for online purchases.

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