Fraud Attorney in Seattle
Were You Deceived by Another Party?
If you or your business is a victim of fraud from a third party, employee, or even a business partner, you should act as soon as possible to protect your interests. If you’ve been misled by someone else that has harmed you or your business, reach out to NWBizLaw for help holding the responsible parties accountable for their illegal actions.
Of course, it could be you who is accused of fraud and you’re well aware that it’s an accusation made in bad faith or as a result of a misunderstanding. At NWBizLaw, we can help you if you’re stuck on this side of the fence and facing uncertainty that’s left you shaken and frightened.
What is Business Fraud?
In business law, fraud is typically understood as dishonest and illegal activity that adversely impacts someone or their company. The motivation is often to achieve a result that offers a favorable financial outcome for the person or people committing fraud.
Examples of business fraud include:
- Personal Purchases: Buying unapproved goods or services for personal use with company funds.
- Skimming: Intercepting incoming funds before they can be accounted for and diverting them into personal accounts or as cash.
- Asset Theft: Stealing cash or fixed assets from a business.
- Falsifying Financial Records: Forging exceptional financial statements is a criminal way of obtaining loans or selling stock.
- Tax Avoidance: Tax returns can be forged to reduce a company’s tax liability by showing less than actual income gained.
Whether you’re responding to an accusation involving business fraud or intending to formally accuse someone of it, understand that this is a serious matter. Depending upon the scope of this situation and facts at hand, the consequences of a successful accusation of fraud can involve penalties including severe fines, restitution orders, and even jail or prison time.