Internet fraud involves any type of crime or fraudulent activity that is committed with the use of the internet and internet services. Some internet fraud crimes are committed through the use of social networking, chat rooms, email, and other forms of personal contact through the internet. Although some internet fraud crimes are committed for the purpose of stealing personal information, others are committed to receive funds directly from the victim with false promises of a good or service in return for the funds.
Some examples of internet fraud include:
- Online auction or online retail scams
- Investment, work at home, or online business scams
- Delivering counterfeit goods for the payment of luxury items
- Taking financial advantage of those who are emotionally vulnerable through chat rooms or internet dating sites
Internet fraud crimes can potentially be charged as felonies and cause long-term criminal records and financial damage. If you have been charged with internet fraud crimes it is important to obtain legal counsel immediately. White collar crime attorney Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. is very experienced in handling internet fraud defense, as well as facilitating settlements, reduced or dropped charges, reduced sentencing, and the right to a fair trial.