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  Mail fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mail fraud refers to any scheme which attempts to unlawfully obtain money or valuables in which the postal system is used at any point in the commission of a criminal offence.
Mail fraud is a legal concept in the United States Code which provides for enhanced penalty of any criminally fraudulent activity if it is determined that the activity involved using the United States Postal Service.
Sometimes the mail itself has been the target of thieves; parcels containing merchandise or envelopes with "pay to the order of..." visible in the window are prime targets, as are credit cards or payment cards mailed by banks to their depositors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mail_fraud   (1258 words)

 E-mail fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
E-mail fraud, as with other 'bunco schemes' relies on naive individuals who put their confidence in get-rich-quick schemes such as 'too good to be true' investments or offers to sell popular items at 'impossibly low' prices.
Such an offer may even be no more than an attempt to obtain the victim's credit card information, with the intent of using the information to fraudulently obtain goods or services, paid for by the hapless victim, who may not know they were scammed until their credit card has been "used up".
This can also happen when the mail is 'reported' as spam, in some cases: if the email is forwarded for inspection, and opened, the sender will be notified in the same way as if the addressee opened it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/E-mail_fraud   (804 words)

 What you need to know about mail fraud
The best way to protect yourself from mail fraud is to recognize that it is a fraud and not become involved.
If they send brochures through the mail and the work they perform is not as represented it could constitute mail fraud.
Medical fraud is one of the major priorities on the list of the Postal service investigator and the fraudulent quacks are generally put out of business before they can do any real damage.
www.howtoadvice.com /MailFraud   (4198 words)

 Postal Inspectors Continue Mail Fraud Review of CRI
Last week, however, Yvonne Guerrero from the public affairs office of the postal inspector said the CRI mail fraud case is now "under review" by the postal inspector's office but it was deemed not significant enough "at this time" to forward it to field investigators.
A mail fraud report was filed in connection with the case.
A mail fraud report was filed in connection with the incident.
www.cultlink.com /news/CRIfraud.htm   (3882 words)

 Mail Fraud — Infoplease.com
Consumers should be particularly suspicious of one of the most prevalent forms of mail fraud, notices that you have received a prize, in some cases a very expensive prize like a car or vacation.
George Ryan, - George Ryan, former governor of Illinois, was convicted in April of racketeering, conspiracy, mail...
Intangible property under the Federal mail fraud statute and the Takings Clause: a case study.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0002125.html   (394 words)

 Voice Mail Fraud - Beware
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has become aware of a form of fraud that allows hackers to use a consumer’s or business’s voice mail system and the default password to accept collect calls without the knowledge or permission of the consumer.
Hackers usually break into voice mail systems during holiday periods or weekends, when callers will not be calling; thus, the changing of the outgoing message goes unnoticed.
The FCC advises consumers to consult with their voice mail service provider for additional precautions they can take to assure the security of their voice mail systems.
www.fcc.gov /cgb/consumerfacts/voicemailfraud.html   (826 words)

 CBA - Consumer Information - Fraud and Security - E-mail Fraud/Phishing - What is E-mail Fraud?
E-mail fraud or “phishing” or “brand spoofing” as it is also called — uses fraudulent e-mail messages and Web sites that look like they are from a legitimate company, such as a bank, credit card company, online retailer or government agency.
Consumer education is one of the best ways to stop e-mail fraud and prevent customers from inadvertently disclosing their personal information.
The fraud and security teams at the banks provide support and information to police, and work closely with them to shut down e-mail fraud Web sites to protect customers from potential losses.
www.cba.ca /en/ViewDocument.asp?fl=3&sl=308&tl=312&docid=570   (1209 words)

 rbc.com - RBC Financial Group - Security
Phishing is a type of fraud that is designed to trick individuals into disclosing confidential and financial information for the purpose of identity theft.
If you receive an e-mail that appears to have been sent by any of the RBC Financial Group companies, that you are suspicious of, please contact us immediately.
If you believe you have been a victim, or are a potential victim of a "Phishing," fraud scheme please contact Phone Busters by calling 1-888-495-8501 or e-mail at info@phonebusters.com.
www.rbc.com /security/bulletinPhishing.html   (1059 words)

 Los Angeles Criminal Law Law Firm :: Mail Fraud Defense :: Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Mail Fraud is a crime that may carry a lasting social stigma as well as serious legal consequences.
Because of this, it is extremely important that you entrust your case to an attorney with a strong history of winning mail fraud cases.
The lawyers at Crime Attorneys have successfully defended clients against mail fraud charges, earning acquittals or getting their charges dropped altogether.
www.fightforme.com /lawyer-attorney-1037936.html   (219 words)

 Fraud - Prevention DVDs
U.S. Postal Inspectors investigate any crime in which the U.S. Mail is used to further a scheme--whether it originated in the mail, by telephone, or on the Internet.
Postal Inspectors base investigations of mail fraud on the number, pattern, and substance of complaints received from the public.
If you feel you've been victimized in a fraud scheme that involves the U.S. Mail, submit a Mail Fraud Complaint Form to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
www.usps.com /postalinspectors/fraud   (168 words)

 Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website
It is also referred to as "Advance Fee Fraud", "419 Fraud" (Four-One-Nine) after a formerly relevant section of the Criminal Code of Nigeria, and "The Nigerian Connection" (mostly in Europe).
The Dutch National Fraud bureau of the Financial Crimes unit of the Dutch National Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation to worldwide fraud practices that are known as "Advance fee-fraud" or "419-fraud".
Basically, the UK has decentralized 419 reporting and does not want to hear from people unless there has been a loss or a UK bank account or phone number is given by the 419ers.
home.rica.net /alphae/419coal   (2500 words)

 Beckham pleads guilty to mail fraud - St. Louis Business Journal:
Sports and Fitness Management Corp. 's former president, Mark Beckham pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud in connection with the operation of his fitness corporations, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Tuesday.
Charged on mail fraud, bank fraud and credit card fraud, Beckham, 52, owned and operated several health clubs and golf courses in the St. Louis area and elsewhere during the '80s and '90s.
In April, Beckham was charged with six counts of mail fraud regarding several individuals who invested money with him in August 2001.
stlouis.bizjournals.com /stlouis/stories/2006/07/17/daily25.html   (521 words)

 National Credit Union Administration - News
Recently, there have been multiple e-mail fraud attempts, known as "Phishing”, that were initiated via e-mail sent to both the general public and to some credit union members that appeared to be from NCUA.
This false e-mail asked for the recipient to click on a link to verify their credit union account registration.
Additionally, you can file formal complaints concerning any suspected fraudulent e-mail with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) at www.ic3.gov.
www.ncua.gov /Phishing/phishing.htm   (248 words)

 Mail Fraud On-Line Complaint Form
The form below allows you to send a complaint to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service if you suspect you are a victim of mail fraud.
Reporting identity theft on-line is a separate form.
This information is optional, but penalties may increase when certain crimes target an age group.
www.usps.com /postalinspectors/fraud/MailFraudComplaint.htm   (214 words)

 Ameriprise Financial — About E-Mail Fraud
E-mail is most commonly used for phishing due to its low cost, greater anonymity for the sender, the ability to reach a large target group instantly, and the potential to solicit an immediate response.
However, fraudsters have also used online pop-up windows, direct mail and phone calls.
For this reason, it is important to always think twice before you provide any personal information.
www.ameriprise.com /amp/global/legal/email-fraud.asp   (599 words)

 Legal Definition of 'Mail Fraud'
The 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon On * Mail Fraud *
MAIL FRAUD - 18 U.S.C. 1341, makes it a Federal crime or offense for anyone to use the United States mails in carrying out a scheme to defraud.
Close it when you're done and you may be back here.)
www.lectlaw.com /def2/m001.htm   (68 words)

 Armed Forces Bank || How To Protect Yourself From E-Mail Fraud
Many scammers randomly generate e-mail addresses - that's why you may have received fraudulent e-mails that appear to be from banks you do not have an account with.
They also purchase mailing lists, obtain e-mail addresses online from web pages, chat rooms, online auctions and directories or from illegitimate sources.
Armed Forces Bank will never trade, rent or sell your personal information - including e-mail addresses - to anyone.
www.afbank.com /security/emailfraud.cfm   (656 words)

 FOXNews.com - Ex-NBA Star Ralph Sampson Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud - Crime | Murder | Illegal Drugs | Missing Kids | ...
FOXNews.com - Ex-NBA Star Ralph Sampson Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud - Crime
RICHMOND, Va. — Former NBA and Virginia star Ralph Sampson has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and serve two months in jail, his attorney said Wednesday.
The attorney, James C. Roberts, said prosecutors will drop charges of perjury, making a false claim and making a false statement about his finances in a child support case.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,212605,00.html   (387 words)

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