Reputable Mail Fraud Defense Lawyers Serving South Carolina
What is federal mail fraud?
Mail fraud is any crime in which the perpetrator uses the mail system to defraud other people of money or property. Much like wire fraud, there must be evidence that the alleged perpetrator had an intent to defraud others, that there was actual fraudulent activity committed and that this activity occurred through use of the US Postal Service. Punishments vary based on the severity of the crime, but the largest fines and prison sentences could be up to $1 million and 30 years. When you face charges of mail fraud, contact Jack B. Swerling Attorney at Law for representation that you can trust. Mr. Swerling’s more than 40 years of experience and thorough understanding of fraud laws make him an extremely valuable asset in your defense.
Different types of mail fraud
Within the general category of mail fraud, there are a variety of different subcategories of mail fraud case types, each of which has its own characteristics and defense strategies. Work with your federal criminal lawyer to defend yourself in mail fraud case types such as:
- Impersonation. In impersonation fraud cases, the perpetrator sends an individual a document requesting personal information, with the intent of using that information to steal money. These documents may appear to be tax documents, but do not come from the IRS.
- Misrepresentation of merchandise. Perhaps the most common type of mail fraud, this type of fraud involves an individual paying for but never receiving an item, or receiving a package that he or she did not order, then being pressured to pay for the item. This particular type of fraud has become increasingly common with the rise of internet shopping.
- Promotional coupons or checks. A company might send a check that offers a free service or huge discount, but the fine print reads that the person is subject to various fees or services from that company. Many people do not see this fine print, and wind up losing significant amounts of money.
- Fake charities. This type of fraud exists to prey on the good will of charitable people, putting up the front of a charitable organization to steal money.
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To schedule your initial consultation with Jack B. Swerling, Attorney at Law, call the firm at 888.363.4981 or contact him online. All initial consultations are completely free of charge for any South Carolina citizens in need of legal counsel.