When you discover that you have been a victim of check fraud, you may be scared, confused, angry, overwhelmed, and ready to take action against whoever is responsible for doing this to you.
Fortunately, you may be able to take civil action against those who perpetrated your check fraud and credit bureaus who did not take steps to address credit report errors related to the check fraud that you experienced.
Whether you have questions or are ready to seek the compensation and justice you deserve, contact an experienced Florida check fraud lawyer at Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
What sets Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. apart from the rest of the attorneys is our genuine care for people who have been through difficult times in their life.
Our compassion, dedication to protection, and strong support system are here to help you during these trying times. But that is not all. Other benefits you get when choosing Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. include:
If you are still unsure whether Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. is the right law firm for you and your family, contact our office to discuss the specific details of your case. Get to know us and how we can help you handle the aftermath of check fraud today.
How Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. Could Help With Check Fraud
Going through check fraud can feel as though the world is ending. But with the right legal help, you may be able to not only recover the money that you might have lost, but compensation for additional damages as well.
More than that, you can make sure that credit bureaus who let you down and irresponsible parties who caused your identity to become stolen through check fraud are held accountable for their negligence.
When you are still trying to come to terms with what has happened to you, let your check fraud lawyer at Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. handle some of the details of your case on your behalf, such as:
Formulating a dispute letter to send to credit bureaus
Notifying creditors and lenders that you have been a victim of check fraud
Reporting the check fraud to the authorities
Filing civil claims against credit bureaus and negligent parties
Going to court does not have to feel intimidating. When you have the right legal advocate on your side you can feel confident in your decision to make the appropriate parties pay for their negligence or misconduct. Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. is here to help you get justice and rebuild your life after check fraud.
What Is Check Fraud?
Many people do not reach out to an attorney after they have been victimized by check fraud because they do not realize that they have grounds for a case.
Check fraud can also take many different forms. A scammer might have sent you a check that is false, counterfeit, drawn on closed accounts, or forged. Any money that you spend as a result of a fraudulent check could wind up being your responsibility. This could be devastating for you and your family financially.
Other common types of check fraud in Florida include:
Mystery shopper schemes
Unsolicited check schemes
If you have been a victim of check fraud, you may be scared and worried about whether you could face criminal charges. At this point, it is critical that you get a legal representative on your side. Call Sharmin & Sharmin P.A. to retain a reputable check fraud lawyer to advocate for your interests in court.
What to Expect From Life After Check Fraud
The aftermath and consequences that you will have to face after check fraud can be devastating, to say the least. Depending on the details of your case, you could be facing some pretty severe penalties. We may be able to help you unless you were an active and willing participant in a check fraud scheme.
As previously mentioned, any money spent that was from a fraudulent check you will likely be responsible for. This could make it difficult or impossible for your family to continue to support yourselves and cover your daily living expenses.
Not to mention the fact that check fraud also means that you are at a greater risk of having your identity stolen. Once scammers get a hold of your Social Security number, your credit reports and scores are at risk for being used fraudulently as well.
Once you discover that you are a victim of check fraud, there are certain steps you can take to protect yourself. They include:
Calling your bank and credit card companies as soon as possible to report the fraudulent activity
Going through your credit and banking accounts to uncover inconsistencies and fraudulent activity
Changing the passwords on your financial accounts and other passwords that may use the same login information
Putting credit bureaus on notice that you are a victim of check fraud
Filing police reports for criminal check fraud
Continuing to monitor your banking and financial accounts for fraudulent activities
Continuing to monitor your credit reports for errors and inconsistencies related to check fraud
Contact a Check Fraud Lawyer in Florida for Help Today
When someone else’s negligence is the cause of your check fraud, you may be able to hold them accountable. Get help seeking compensation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act when you contact a reputable check fraud lawyer at Sharmin & Sharmin P.A.
When you are ready to get started on your case, contact our office at (561) 655-3925 to schedule your no-cost, risk-free consultation. Or, fill out our online contact form and we will reach out to you to discuss the specific details of your case.
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