Month: February 2014

3 Types of Mortgage Fraud

Once the nationwide shock over the collapse of the real estate and mortgage markets subsided, federal and state officials began to see an increase in complaints of mortgage fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigation noted that those involved in the planning and execution of mortgage fraud schemes included: Mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders Real estate appraisers Mortgage underwriters […]

Written by on February 26, 2014

Phishing: Jail is Just a Click Away

The popularity of conducting consumer and other financial transactions through the Internet has led to an increase in Internet fraud. Texas has one of the strictest Internet fraud laws in the country to target phishing and other criminal activities that attempt to gain access to an individual’s confidential personal information to use in committing other crimes.   […]

Written by on February 24, 2014

Pyramid Schemes: Don’t Get Caught or Else…

Running a pyramid scheme in Texas is illegal and could mean doing time in a state jail and paying substantial fines. There are legitimate business ventures that have many of the same characteristics as a pyramid scheme, so you could find yourself wrongly accused of committing a crime and require the assistance of an attorney to […]

Written by on February 21, 2014

3 Types of Debts That Can Be Garnished in Texas

Financial setbacks happen to people all too frequently. The loss of a job can cause you to fall behind on paying your debts. Even when you return to work, catching up on what you owe can be difficult and might result in creditors using the courts or collection agencies in an effort to collect what […]

Written by on February 19, 2014