Signs You Are a Victim of Credit Card Fraud

Consumer Rights Law Firm Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Nationwide

The Chicago consumer fraud lawyers at Markoff Leinberger understand how infruriating and devastating it is to be a victim of credit card fraud. We work passionately on behalf of those who were victimized by criminals and fraudsters because we believe you have a right to pursue justice and compensation.

One common element in many of our cases is that the victim was unaware of the credit card fraud for quite a while. If this seems surprising, it’s important to understand that many of those who commit these crimes are sophisticated and subtle in their tactics.

Our consumer fraud lawyers can help you in this difficult time, but you can also help yourself by keeping a close eye on your credit card bills. You should speak to the police and then to our attorneys if you notice:

  • A large number of suspicious charges, especially little ones. Many people assume a number of small charges (a few dollars at a McDonald’s, for example) were made by their spouse, while in fact they were made by a criminal testing your vigilance before going on a larger spree.
  • Items delivered to your apartment you didn’t order, even if free. Sometimes fraudsters will use your address when placing the order, then try to change it before the package ships.
  • An unusually low credit score or unpleasant credit report
  • Calls from companies regarding “trial memberships” up for which you didn’t sign.

Our consumer fraud lawyers have seen all these signs and more in our 15 years of experience with credit card fraud. We understand how these criminals operate, and we’re capable of moving forward on your behalf if you’ve been victimized.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois area and you need an experienced consumer fraud lawyer, please contact Markoff Leinberger today for a free consultation.