Los Angeles Internet Fraud Attorney
Understanding Internet Fraud Charges
Internet fraud involves using the internet to take advantage of victims or defraud them in some way in order to achieve personal gain. This is a serious accusation, and the term actually encompasses a broad range of internet crimes, all which are perpetrated with the purpose of defrauding others. If you have been accused of or charged with internet fraud, we recommend that you consult a lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. The sooner we can discuss your case with you, the sooner we can determine what can be done to defend your rights.
Types of Internet Fraud
Some of the most common types of internet fraud include:
- Phishing: acquiring or attempting to acquire information such as passwords, usernames, and credit card details by impersonating a trustworthy business or entity.
- Spoofing: a technique that involves falsifying the IP address of some form of internet communication to deceive the recipient into believing the message came from a credible source, often for the purpose of obtaining credit card information or personal information.
- Identity theft: deliberately stealing someone else's personal identification information to commit a crime or to benefit financially.
- Internet auction fraud: using an auction site to gain financially by falsely representing merchandise up for bidding, purposefully failing to deliver merchandise after it has been paid for by the top bidder, or creating multiple accounts to raise or control the bidding.
- Internet investment fraud: using the internet to defraud individuals and gain financially through false investment schemes, misrepresentation, or other methods that deprive the victims of their personal property or money.
Choose Powerful Defense for Your Case
Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter, the founding members and general partners of our firm, have experience as former prosecuting attorneys and use this experience to now defend the rights and interests of their clients. Because of their experience on the other side of criminal proceedings, attorneys Ryan Okabe and Mark Haushalter are able to secure excellent results in a number of instances where other attorneys may not have been so successful.
A conviction for internet fraud may result in many penalties – typically imprisonment, heavy fines, probation and possibly restitution to pay back the financial losses that victims suffered. Don't allow these penalties to become a reality in your future because you did not have a competent defense lawyer to protect your rights. Instead, consult a lawyer who cares about the outcome of your case and will fight to protect you from constitutional rights violations and unfair prosecution.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our defense lawyers handle internet fraud cases for clients throughout all of Los Angeles. To find out how an attorney at our firm can help, we recommend that you contact us for a free consultation.