Types of White Collar Crimes

There are several types of white collar crimes and some of them are listed below.
  1. Bank Fraud: This is the act and/or activity where the goal is to swindle bank funds.
  2. Blackmail: This is an act of threatening an individual or company to do bodily injury, inflict harm on property, crime accusation and/or expose secrets if the individual or company will not give money in return of silence.
  3. Bribery: This is the act wherein an individual or company is offering goods, money, services or valuable information in order to influence the action, response, opinions or decisions of another individual. Furthermore, if you accept the offered items, you are charged with bribery as well.
  4. Cellular Phone Fraud: This is the act of tampering, unauthorized utilization or manipulation of a cellular phone and/or service. This is done through a stolen phone where the suspect is signing up on a service using a false identification or cloning of a valid electronic serial number (ESN) through ESN readers and reprogramming another phone with a legitimate ESN number.
  5. Computer Fraud: This is an act where hackers of computers steal valuable information such as, bank  information, credit card information, and proprietary information.
  6. Counterfeiting: This occurs primarily when a person copies or an act of imitation of an item without proper authorization and where the item passes the authentication the same as that with the genuine item.
  7. Credit Card Fraud: This is an act of utilizing credit cards without authority in order to get hold of valuable items or goods.
  8. Currency Schemes: This is an act of future value of currency speculation.
  9. Embezzlement: This is an act of an individual who utilizes money or property that has been entrusted to him for his benefit and personal gain.
  10. Environmental Schemes: This is an act of billing more than necessary with fraudulent activities by corporations stating to clean up the environment.
  11. Extortion: This is the process wherein a person obtains a property illegally from another individual via actual or threatened force or violence and/or covered official authority.
  12. Forgery: This is an act of submission of false documentation or worthless items like checking or counterfeiting security with the purpose of swindling or inflict harm on another individual.
  13. Health Care Fraud: An act of providing services of a certain health care provider without proper licensing and receives money in return of the service done.
  14. Insider Trading: This is an act where a person who utilizes insider information that are confidential and advanced to trade for public corporations.
  15. Insurance Fraud: This is an act of engaging in a pattern of activities where an individual receives the proceeds of an insurance department made through deception.
  16. Investment Schemes: This is an act of providing a huge return on a small amount of investment as a promise to an unsuspecting person.

If you find yourself being charged with any of the above and also other white collar crime but you are certain that you have not done anything, it is important that you contact an Arizona Criminal Attorney or a Phoenix Criminal Attorney.

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