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4 ways to communicate that could lead to wire fraud charges

The idea of "wire fraud" might seem like a rather obscure notion these days. Communicating via wire could evoke images of old-time telegraph operators or other outdated notions. However, the federal government defines wire fraud much more broadly. "Interstate wire communications" covers a lot of different areas, and wire fraud is a very serious crime indeed.

Federal prosecutors aggressively prosecute white collar crimes such as federal wire fraud, in which people are accused of coming up with, or being a part of, a scheme to defraud people of their money. If you find yourself facing federal charges in South Carolina, you need to find a knowledgeable, experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you on your behalf. Here are four of the ways people could end up facing federal wire fraud charges.

  1. By using the phone -- Using a communication device such as a phone, whether it's a cell phone or a landline, could put wire fraud charges on the table. This doesn't apply solely to phone calls; text messages or other electronic communications could be included too.
  2. By using email -- Sending a message to one person, or a blasted email to a distribution list, could qualify, whether sent from a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet or a phone.
  3. By using a fax machine -- This method of sending documents has largely fallen out of favor due to the popularity of email, but millions of fax machines are still in use around the country and use the telephone system to transmit data.
  4. By using broadcast media -- Targeting specific individuals is all but impossible through a radio or television ad, but the ability to reach thousands of eyes and/or ears is an effective advertising tool - and could draw the interest of prosecutors in a wire fraud case.

These are but a few examples of how prosecutors might piece together wire fraud charges. Regardless of what the charges include, finding a reliable defense attorney is essential to help you fight for your reputation and your freedom.

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