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January 2017 Archives

Mortgage fraud is a very serious matter

Mortgages are sometimes the biggest loans that a person will take out in a lifetime. The influx of money, even if it is earmarked for a house, can sometimes tempt people to do things that they wouldn't normally do. When there are untruths made during the process of obtaining a mortgage, it might be possible to face criminal charges for mortgage fraud.

Social media posts can get defendants in trouble

More and more, law enforcement is relying on social media as a major investigative tool, and the courts are going with it because most social media use is not actually private in a legal sense. While it might be possible to post whatever you like online without worrying that unintended people will see it if you are a privacy and security guru, for most people social media is an area where private thoughts are discussed semi-publicly. That's where legal trouble can start. If you are involved in criminal proceedings, your current and past social media are likely to be included in the investigation.

Options exist for recouping investment loss due to fraud

People who have lost money because of securities fraud have several different options that they can consider when they want to try to recoup their money. In most cases, this is a difficult process that will be fairly drawn out; however, this doesn't mean that it is impossible.

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