Several Types of Bankruptcy Fraud
Bankruptcy fraud can be done in several ways, and some of them are quite difficult to identify, prove and catch. One thing that is done is when someone files for bankruptcy but really doesn’t need to file for it. They might hide most of their assets by giving them to others to own or hold, and by not disclosing them. This means that the assets that they do have are taken and sold, and their debts are forgiven, and once the bankruptcy act is closed, these people simply get their property back from wherever they had it, and they are in much better shape than they were before, even with the mark on their credit. If you have enough property and you hide it from the government, then even though your credit says you have filed for bankruptcy, you can still find ways to pay for things because you still have the assets.
Bankruptcy Fraud Hurts The Honest People
Bankruptcy fraud is dangerous because it is damaging to the people who file bankruptcy in an honest and straightforward manner. Those that are filing with fraudulent intentions are wating time for the court system and are tying up the resources that the honest people need in order to actually get their debts taken care of.
This is highly destructive for the whole process. It most certainly isn’t fair to the creditors because if someone files bankruptcy and hides their property, the creditors are not going to get everything that has been owed to them and are going to find themselves missing out on money that belonged to them.
Because of the fact that bankruptcy fraud can be harmful to so many different people, an increasing number of governmental police forces have cracked down on it and now makes sure that being caught with bankruptcy fraud is something that is punished much harder than before. Crime never pays — honesty lasts longer.