credit card fraud | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Criminal Law

In the criminal law context, credit card fraud refers to using a credit card or credit card information in a fraudulent or unauthorized manner.

Credit card fraud can take many forms, including using a stolen credit card to make purchases, using someone else’s credit card information to make purchases without their consent, or creating fake credit cards or credit card information.

Credit card fraud is a serious crime that is punishable by law in most jurisdictions. It can cause significant financial losses for both individuals and businesses and can also damage a person’s credit rating.

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Last Modified: 01/08/2023


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