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Knowledgeable Long Island Attorneys With Experience Handling Fraud Cases

Defending and advising clients regarding claims of fraud in its various forms

Fraud is a broad legal concept. Essentially, whenever someone knowingly lies in order to obtain a benefit or advantage to which they are not entitled or to deny someone else a benefit or advantage to which that person is entitled, fraud has occurred.

Fraud occurs in many walks of life, and in both the personal and business worlds. And depending on the nature of the fraud, it may run afoul of criminal laws at the state or federal levels.

Whichever side of a fraud complaint you stand on, do not take the matter lightly. Even a hint of fraudulent activity can ruin a business, but legitimate victims of fraud are due restitution and damages for their suffering.

Insurance fraud

Insurance fraud can be committed by the buyer or the seller of an insurance contract. Common fraudulent acts include, but are not limited to:

On the part of the buyer:

  • Post-dating policies
  • Exaggerating amounts of claims
  • Faked death
  • Faked kidnapping
  • Falsification of medical history
On the part of the seller:

  • Failure to submit premiums
  • Selling policies from companies that do not exist
  • Churning policies in order to boost commissions

Real estate fraud

In real estate transactions, misrepresentation and concealment of facts are common types of fraud. Fraud often occurs when a seller or a buyer withholds key information from the other party, or when either party exaggerates or lies about information that affects the sale or lease price of the property.

Some instances of real estate fraud are not committed by either the buyer or seller, however. When a mortgage broker engages in predatory lending, or when an appraiser or title company fails to disclose a conflict of interest regarding a particular transaction, that person or entity is guilty of fraud.

Stockbroker and investment fraud

Sometimes stockbrokers and other investment professionals fail to meet the standards of care the law demands of people in their positions. They might have:

  • Breached their fiduciary duty by putting the value of their own positions ahead of those of their clients
  • Failed to disclose all of the risks related to your investment
  • Failed to perform due diligence regarding their investment recommendations

All of the above are examples of stockbroker or investment fraud.

An experienced attorney can help, no matter which side of the dispute you are on

At the Nassau County law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, we zealously represent our clients who have been accused of fraud. We believe that the American judicial system works best when everyone has access to the best possible legal representation, and strive to protect your rights and advise you properly no matter what your legal dilemma might be.

Experienced legal representation regarding matters of fraud

In Nassau County, no law firm possesses a stronger reputation for excellence and vigorous defense than Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC. Contact us online or at 516-294-0300 to schedule a free consultation today.

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