Credit card fraud is the unauthorized use of a credit or debit card, or similar payment tool (ACH, EFT, recurring charge, etc.), to fraudulently obtain money or property. Credit and debit card numbers can be stolen from unsecured websites or can be obtained in an identity theft scheme. Visit the FBI’s Identity Theft webpage for additional information.
Fifth Defendant Sentenced in Debt Relief Fraud Scheme United States v. Nelson et al.; United States v. Harati et al.
Docket Numbers: 8:14-CR-0198-DSF; 8:15-CR-0041 (C.D. Cal.) On November 21, 2016, defendant John Vartanian was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $1.2 million of restitution in connection with a fraudulent debt relief services scheme based in Orange County, California. Vartanian previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud […]