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|The FBI is conducting an ongoing investigation of credit card fraud .|
When someone cannot supply the correct information for the card account they are attempting to use, we can only assume that they are not the owner of the card account.
This constitutes credit card fraud, which is a Federal offense. Credit card companies do not take fraudulent card activity lightly, and neither does the U.S. Government, or foreign governments. This offense is viewed by the Government as comparable to counterfeiting currency, as it has a negative impact on the country's economic stability. That is why the investigation of this type of crime is done by the Treasury Department.
The Secret Service, an agency of the Treasury Department, handles law enforcement related to both credit card fraud and computer-related fraud (as well as other tasks, such as protecting the President), as follows---
The Secret Service is a criminal law enforcement agency which operates under the provisions of Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 3056. Under Section 3056, Subsection (b), the Secret Service is specifically authorized to detect and arrest any person who violates federal criminal laws relating to coins, obligations, and securities of the United States and foreign governments, electronic fund transfers, credit or debit card fraud, false identification documents or devices, and certain laws relating to financial institutions. Additionally, pursuant to Title18 of the United States Code, Sections 1029 and 1030, the Secret Service is specifically charged with the authority to investigate offenses concerning fraud and related activity in connection with computers and/or access devices. See Title 18 U.S.C. 1030(d), Fraud and related activity in connection with computers ("The United States States Secret Service shall ... have the authority to investigate offenses under this section.").
Federal penalties for credit card fraud include up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine. In addition remedy can and will be sought by the Corporation in the civil courts.
Falsely denying payment on your credit card will result in a small claims or civil law suit within your locality.
It is also a Federal Offense and we will report your information to the FBI.
will have the right to recover costs to pay the collection agency who represents us in your local court. Credit card fraud is a federal offense and we have the remedy of the court system on our side.
Your personal and credit card information will be added to the merchant processing service's fraud protection database.