Were your funds stolen from a bank due to fraud, phishing attacks or sim-swap scams, check fraud?You May Be Entitled to Compensation.
At Dilendorf Law Firm, we focus on representing victims whose hard-earned funds have been stolen from banks and financial institutions due to cyber attacks and scams.
The alarming rise in cyber attacks is a nationwide problem that consumers face daily. According to the FBI IC3 2022 Crime Report, cybercriminals employ various tactics to compromise user accounts, leading to substantial financial losses.
Our lawyers have successfully arbitrated over 100 cases involving cybercrimes against various financial institutions and third-party providers.
Our team is uniquely positioned to pursue claims against financial institutions because, ultimately, financial institutions are liable for thefts, irrespective of whether the victim became the subject of a phishing attack or SIM swap.
We have successfully handled over 100 arbitration cases against various financial institutions, demonstrating our extensive experience in federal and state cybersecurity regulations and consumer protection laws.
Mandatory Binding Arbitrations:
In many cases, disputes involving cyber attacks and stolen funds are subject to mandatory binding arbitrations under the terms and conditions that users sign with financial institutions.
Our legal team is well-versed in the strategies required when arbitrating consumer claims, ensuring that your interests are vigorously defended.
Shifting the Burden of Proof:
Under applicable law, the burden of proof rests on the bank to demonstrate that a transaction was authorized. However, it becomes increasingly challenging for banks to prove authorization when hackers compromise user accounts and transfer funds without the customer’s consent.
In these instances of account compromise, between 5 to 12 red flags are often raised, indicating that the transfer is fraudulent. These red flags should have triggered the bank’s manual review of transactions. Consequently, it becomes exceedingly difficult for banks to establish that transactions were authorized when they missed these red flags and processed the transfer.
By choosing Dilendorf Law Firm, you gain a dedicated legal partner that not only understands the complexities of cybersecurity and consumer protection laws but also excels in advocating for your rights in arbitration proceedings.
Common Bank Frauds That Can Affect Consumers Include:
Phishing Scams:Fraudsters send fake emails or messages posing as a bank to obtain personal information such as account numbers, passwords, and Social Security numbers
Account Takeover: Hackers gain unauthorized access to a consumer’s bank account and make unauthorized withdrawals or transfers
Check Fraud: Criminals alter or counterfeit checks to withdraw money from a victim’s account without their knowledge
Mobile Banking Fraud: Malicious apps or phishing texts trick users into revealing their login credentials for mobile banking apps.
Online Shopping Fraud: Fraudulent online stores or sellers may steal payment information or fail to deliver purchased items.
Wire Transfer Fraud/Scams: Criminals pose as trusted contacts or businesses and request victims to wire money, often to foreign accounts, for fake reasons.
Wire Fraud Scams: The elements of wire fraud under Section 1343 directly parallel those of the mail fraud statute, but require the use of an interstate telephone call or electronic communication made in furtherance of the scheme.
Contact Dilendorf Law Firm for a consultation if you have been a victim of bank fraud or theft at (212) 457-9797 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation, discuss your legal needs, and explore how we can advocate for your rights and interests.
List of Regional Banks in the US That Could Be Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks and Scams:
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Citibank, one of the biggest 4 banks in the USA, discovered a data breach about a month ago that is said to have affected over 200,000 credit card customers.
Citibank said in a recent statement: “During routine monitoring, we recently discovered unauthorized access to Citi’s account online,” said Citigroup, in a prepared statement. “A limited number — roughly 1% – of Citi bankcard customers’ accounting information (such as name, account number and contact information including email address) was viewed.”
Hackers were able to acquire over 350K customer’s personal data from Citi’s web application. Citi managed over 21M customers when the breach happened. This breach exposed just over 1% of the customer data.
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