IDENTITY THEFT ATTORNEY PHOENIX AZ

IDENTITY THEFT ATTORNEY PHOENIX AZ

Identity Theft Attorney Phoenix AZ – Being charged with a white collar crime such as Identity Theft is a very serious matter. Identity theft and identity fraud are crimes that involve wrongfully obtaining and using, typically for the purpose of economic gain another person’s personal data. These crimes are classified as either non-technological schemes or as technological schemes depending on the method that was used during the crime.

Non-technological schemes may include:

  • Dumpster Diving – Going through someone else’s garbage to obtain personal identifiable information, such as credit card statements or utility bills.
  • Mail Theft – Targeting some else’s mailbox and removing mail that has pertinent information on it.
  • Social Engineering –  The practice of someone either in person, over the telephone or by computer, deceiving someone else into divulging sensitive information about themselves.
  • Shoulder Surfing – Getting close enough to someone else to view their password when they are entering it, typical examples would be standing behind someone at an ATM machine.
  • Stealing Personal Items – Stealing someone’s wallet, purse or cell phone to retrieve personal information.

Technological schemes may include:

  • Credit/Debit Card Theft – Obtaining someone else’s credit card or debit card information by use of electronic device or skimming.
  • Pretexting – Pretexting occurs when a thief has done prior research on your personal information and uses this information to bait you to release more sensitive information, such as a credit card number or Social Security Number.
  • Man-in-the-Middle – This type of theft involves criminally intercepting communication between two parties and recording the information without the two parties ever knowing about it. The criminal then uses this information to access accounts and possibly steal the user’s identity.
  • Phishing/Vishing Schemes – A person has some information about an individual and uses that information to gain more information. Usually the victim is lead to believe this person already has the information and they are just trying to verify that information.
  • SMiShing – Much like Phishing or Vishing but done through fraudulent text messages.
  • Malware/Spam Phishing – Sending links to users that contain malware that when clicked, can steal someone’s personal information on their computer.

This is just a small list of identity theft crimes, there are many others. Identity theft is a growing problem in the United States and throughout the world. The penalties for identity theft can be severe and could include not only restitution and fines, but prison time as well. If you have been charged with identity theft or any White Collar Crime you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. Attorney Marc J. Victor has been representing clients in Phoenix and throughout Arizona for over 21 years. As an Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Attorney Marc J. Victor will bring a team approach to your case by utilizing highly experienced lawyers, paralegals, investigators, and other experts. Contact the Law Office of Marc J. Victor P.C. to schedule a consultation on your identity theft or other legal matter today.


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