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Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyers December 13, 2014

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Philadelphia Credit Card Fraud Lawyers

If you have been charged with credit card fraud in Philadelphia, our team of tough, smart lawyers can help you defeat the charges against you.  In Pennsylvania, credit cards, debit cards and ATM cards are called “access devices” so the crime is actually called “access device fraud.”

Pennsylvania law makes it illegal to:

Use a counterfeit credit card or debit card;
Use another person’s credit card or debit card without that person’s permission;
Use a credit card or debit card that is revoked or canceled; or
Creating, aiding in the creation of, using or possessing a counterfeit credit card or debit card.

The law also states that a person is presumed to know that a card was counterfeit if he or she possesses two or more counterfeit cards. Also, a person is presumed to know a card has been canceled seven days after receiving notice in the mail of the card’s cancellation.  In Pennsylvania, credit card fraud is a second degree misdemeanor if the amount allegedly defrauded was less than $50, a first degree misdemeanor if less than $500, and a felony if more than $500.

Credit card fraud in Philadelphia is on the rise and police are cracking down.  If you are charged with credit card fraud or access device fraud in Philadelphia or any other court in Pennsylvania, call us today to discuss your case.  We have offices in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill and Trenton.  Our consultations are free.

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