Fraud and Identity Theft
It is not always easy to detect a scam. Smart thieves are constantly finding new ways to trick people into providing their personal information and/or money.
Fraud is intentional deception for personal gain or to cause another person to suffer harm, usually a financial loss. Types of fraud include identity theft, fraudulent invoice, phishing, pyramid schemes, and forgery.
Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information, such as your name, address, and SIN, your bank information, or credit card information. Thieves can use the information they steal to open new bank accounts, request cell phones, mortgage the victim’s property, and buy cars or furniture.
If you suspect that you may be a victim of fraud or identity theft, help is available through victim services, criminal charges, and other resources.
Identity Theft Signs
- Purchases you didn’t make appear in your monthly bills.
- Accounts arrive in accounts you don’t have
- The collection agency calls about unknown debts.
- Credit card/bank statements do not arrive
- Your credit report shows mysterious debts.
If you or someone you know has been accused of fraud in Toronto, it is time to consult a fraud defense lawyer. We are familiar with the complexities of fraudulent cases and are ready to protect your rights. Contact us – 416-221-2221