The Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. is a fraud lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. Our attorneys handle civil fraud cases. That is, a case where a person or company is facing accusations of fraud in civil court and requires defense, or where an individual or company has been a victim of fraud and wishes to pursue a company or individual for damages.
There are two main types of fraud: criminal fraud and civil fraud cases. The difference between these two types of cases is contingent on who is pursuing the fraud. When the government pursues an individual or company for fraud, a criminal fraud trial may follow, with the consequences being jail time, fines, or probation. Civil fraud is different. With a civil fraud case, a person or company that has lost money may pursue a company or individual in civil court, seeking damages for losses incurred due to fraud. There are situations where a company or individual may faces both civil and criminal fraud charges.
In order to pursue a fraud claim, you must show that an individual or company committed fraud, and that fraudulent acts resulted in job loss, monetary loss, or other losses to you or your company. What is fraud? Fraud usually involves several key characteristics. Fraud is usually characterized by a misrepresentation of the facts from which a victim suffered losses. In order for fraud to be considered so, usually the person or company misrepresenting the facts must do so willfully, that is, with knowledge of what he or she is doing.
If you are either being accused of fraud or are facing accusations of fraud, reach out to the fraud lawyers at the Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee. Our fraud law firm may be able to help you. Fraud cases can sometimes be complex; we are here to help.
Types of Fraud
There are several types of fraud. Types of fraud include identity theft, in which another person opens bank accounts in another person’s name. Credit card fraud involves the use of another person’s credit card or line of credit without their permission. Mortgage and loan fraud can occur when people are misled to believe a company can lower their interest rates, but the company doing the assistance isn’t really offering a service and often is trying to get the person’s personal information. Fraud can include fake charities or fake companies that represent their services or their mission. Other types of fraud include debt collection fraud, where a person misrepresents themselves as a debt collector or holder of a debt, getting a person to pay money when the person seeking payment, in fact, doesn’t hold the debt or doesn’t have a valid claim to the debt. Other types of scams and fraud include social engineering scams where a person receives fraudulent e-mails and is convinced that they are dealing with someone official, like a banker, broker, or government official, and either gives away sensitive personal information or wires money.
If you believe you or your company were victims of fraud, the Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee may be able to help you with your case. Our fraud lawyers may be able to assist you in making a claim, seeking damages, and seeking justice if you have been defrauded. If you are being falsely accused of fraud, it is important to defend yourself and your reputation. The Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee is a fraud law firm that may be able to assist you.
How to Protect Yourself From Fraud in Nashville, Tennessee
Being very careful about who you give your sensitive personal information to and who you give money to is one of the most important ways you can protect yourself from fraud. Fraudsters may use phone calls, text messages, or emails to trick you into giving away personal information. Being careful about how much information you share is important. Never give away your bank information or provide bank information to a person who has emailed you, called you, or texted you. If you are in doubt, contact the company directly using phone numbers published in reliable sources. Being careful with your passwords and using two-step authentication when possible is another good way to protect sensitive accounts, personal information, and your money and identity.
Finally, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If a person or company is offering you an incredible deal or if you find one online, you may want to proceed with caution and do your research. Many scams are repeated because they are successful, and googling the type of transaction you are about to do can often reveal a wealth of data and protection. Deals that are too good to be true may be so because they are fraudulent.
If you have been defrauded, it can sometimes be difficult to know who did it, or where to turn. If you know the party or company that committed fraud, you may be able to pursue a civil fraud claim and seek damages. The Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. is a fraud law firm in Nashville, Tennessee that may be able to help you if you have been defrauded.