Fraud can be broken down in type categories, Civil Fraud and Criminal Fraud. Criminal fraud is considered a crime in North Carolina and is prosecute by the state. Civil fraud, which can arise from the same facts and criminal fraud, is prosecuted in civil court by private parties. Not all civil fraud rises to the level of criminal fraud.
Civil fraud is generally considered an intentional deception of a person or business to achieve a monetary gain. A person or business that is a victim of civil fraud may bring a lawsuit for fraud to recover damages caused by the fraud.
North Carolina also has enacted the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice Act, which allows for treble damages and attorneys’ fees.
Whether is Consumer Fraud or Business Fraud, North Carolina civil laws gives victims of fraud the tools to fight back.
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