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Power of Attorney Fraud in South Carolina

Power of Attorney Fraud in South Carolina

South Carolina Power of Attorney Fraud

When someone who is acting under the authority granted by a power of attorney (called an attorney in fact) acts for their own personal interests this may be a form of power of attorney fraud. This may create a situation where the principle (the person who originally gave the power of attorney) may sue in Court for their legal damages - including for any money taken from them and the value of any property lost. Additionally they might also ask for punitive damages.

There are several legal causes of action in South Carolina which may exist when an attorney in fact participates in self-interested transactions or other fraudulent activity. Common types of lawsuits brought are for breach of fiduciary duty and for conversion.

If you believe that an attorney in fact is taking advantage of a power of attorney and using it for their personal gain or to steal from you or a loved one it is important to take immediate action. Third parties (such as banks) are allowed to trust a purported power of attorney and immediate steps must be taken to put everyone you do business with on notice of your concerns.

The earlier you consult with a lawyer whenever their is a situation involving power of attorney fraud the better the chance that you can mitigate and seek reimbursement for your losses.

The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, located in Lexington, South Carolina, represents clients in a variety of litigation and Probate Court matters. You can contact our office about your case 24/hrs a day by calling 1-888-304-2418.


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