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Supernatural Vs Reality: What Credit Card Fraud Really Means
The television show Supernatural has been popular for 14 years, and beyond the supernatural entities they face their entire lifestyle seems completely fictional. After all, who can run credit card scams for 14 years without being caught? On the show, Sam and Dean fund their lifestyle with credit cards in different names, with different addresses, and use aliases to pay for hotels, furniture, food, and anything else that they need.
In reality, such credit card scams do not go unnoticed. Credit card fraud is a very serious matter that comes with serious consequences. There are also different types of credit card fraud that are less well known. It is possible to be accused of credit card fraud when you did not do any wrongdoing intentionally. Here’s what you need to know about credit card fraud.
Types of Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud can be blatant, such as with the guys from Supernatural. However, it can also be much more subtle. You can be accused of credit card fraud any time you obtain a credit card under false pretenses. This means that even if you reported your income to the creditor inaccurately on accident, you could face credit card fraud charges if caught. It is important that you ensure all information you give to credit card companies and lenders is completely accurate. It is also important to pay your bills and take responsibility for your spending.
There are many potential consequences of credit card fraud. You will be required to repay all of the money that you spent on the fraudulent credit card. You may also face additional fines and court costs. Jail time is also a very real possibility, with sentences of about one year being the average. However, felony charges of credit card fraud, where many thousands of dollars is involved, could result in sentences of up to 15 years.
If you have been accused of credit card fraud, it is no laughing matter. While Sam and Dean might laugh off the charges, it is important that you take them seriously. Contact us today for a consultation. It is vital that you have experienced and expert legal representation during this time.