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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Buenas tardes. Me gustaría tener una consulta con un abogado en español. Es referente a mi robo de identidad.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 19, 2023

I'm sorry your question remains open for three weeks now. Hopefully, here is something that might be a starting point for a consult - it is the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service.

They offer the public two numbers - from their website:

Call 212-626-7373 or request a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law and Identity Theft for Kentucky on
Q: I need HELP! In KY my dad died in 2013 & my mamaw in 2014. I didn’t know about probate & I was never told about it..

I have been doing research n have found that I don’t think it was ever properly done. The probate in either dads or mamaws estate. Monday will be 10 years since my dads death & I have never seen any types of docs or proof of anything. It looks like by the courthouse docs that everything is... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

You need a local attorney who has access to all the necessary information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: What are the charges for Attempted identiy theft in Michigan. Is it considered a felony or a misdemeanor or what?

What's the outcome of relieving this charge

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Not sure what the circumstances are you're asking about. But if you are a victim, your first call should be to the police. They, in conjunction with the prosecutor, will determine what charges are appropriate.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Minnesota on
Q: Charges for Using Discarded Medical Info for ID Theft

This is a weird one. What charges could someone face for using medical (biohazard) trash/waste to obtain info for Identity Theft?

Sarah Gad
Sarah Gad
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Tampering with medical/biohazard waste can engender both civil and criminal penalties, but the penalties vary substantially depending on the context, who the offender was (i.e., a medical employee, company), where it took place, and what the violation was. There are, however, various Federal... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for California on
Q: What if I bought a phone with cash and the store employee pulls a debit card out of his pocket and pays with that?

Also on my phone it says auto pay has been set up with the debit card used to buy the phone. I didn't use a debit card though.

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Jan 16, 2023

I suggest you IMMEDIATELY return to the store and see the owner/manager to set this right. There are several explanations for this that come to my mind and none of them are on the up and up.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking, Business Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: What to do when someone fraudulently cashes a check?

Someone fraudulently cashed a check I sent to pay my trash bill. The trash company never received it, so they still say I owe the bill. Who is responsible for getting the money - the bank, or the trash company?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 13, 2023

Most likely you.

If someone intercepted a check you wrote to pay a bill and wrongly cashed it, you can legally pursue that person and possibly your own bank as well as the bank that cashed the check.

But you do still owe your trash company and should pay it. This time I recommend...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Identity Theft and Stockbroker Fraud on
Q: Personal damages

I need a personal damages lawyer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 10, 2023

If you need an attorney, it could be difficult for someone here to respond with their services. The format here isn't like an attorney referral service - it's only question & answer. In addition to your own searches, you could use the tab above (Find a Lawyer) or look into the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Military Law for Nebraska on
Q: This is my father and he does this to me. Please help me.

I have recordings

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jan 9, 2023

Your question doesn't give any details as to you or your situation. If you believe a crime has been committed, you may need to file a police report.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Can anything be done in regards to my ex stealing money from my bank account?

Just curious what can be done. My ex girlfriend (been apart 6 months) had my bank card info stored in some apps we used while together. Last week she suddenly decide to use it to steal $120 out of my account and send it to her new boyfriend via Cashapp.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 9, 2023

You can sue your ex for withdrawing money from your bank account without your permission.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Can I file for bankruptcy for debts not mine then sue for those debts?

My ex committed identity theft in my name, he opened multiple credit cards under my name and charged them to the max. Then he opened multiple phone accounts under my name. Then put a no contact restraining order out on me. I have creditors calling me and telling me I'm responsible for the... Read more »

Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain
answered on Jan 2, 2023

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. There are two issues: 1) a criminal act of forging someone's signature. 2) your liability (if any) to the creditors. For the first file a police report for identify theft. Contact the Attorney General's office for instructions on your rights... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: My previous employer "mistakenly" exposed my SSN# to a former employer and waited 2 months to inform me... Can I sue?

I'm not sure on how to edit my question... but I meant to say it was exposed to a former employee not employer.

Company meant to send an email internally within the company but inadvertently sent the email to a former employee, who no longer works at the company. Thank you.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jan 1, 2023

If you suffer loss, perhaps. If you do not suffer loss, no.

Presumably your former employer already knew your SSN because it had to pay you and withhold taxes. Seems like this is a no-harm, no-foul situation.

Good luck to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: how do I, safely, get protection from a girlfriend who fraudulently made her my DPOA and has repeatedly forged my sig

This girlfriend sent the fraudulent DPOA document to my employer and interfered with my employment very badly. The day I learned I had lost my job due to my employer needed more information and repeatedly called the girlfriend who grunted in response and hung up. She has done a lot aof damage and... Read more »

Christopher Walsh
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Christopher Walsh
answered on Jan 3, 2023

If your girlfriend forged your signature and created fraudulent documents that caused you injury, then crimes have been committed (identity theft, forgery). The whole issue will be proof. It will be important to gather any documents or evidence that you have to show what took place. There are a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: I like to get unemployment insurance.corona
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 25, 2022

I am not sure what you are asking, If you have covid you are not entitled to unemployment

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: I was the victim of fraudulent unathorized money wire transfer out of my Savings Account from Citibank.

I already filed a claim and only part of it was approved (an unauthorized persoanl loan applied for under my name on the same day my Savings Account was emptied). The unathorized $6,000.00 dollar personal loan was reversed, but the rest of my money has not been returned to me ($16,000.00). I... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Dec 20, 2022

You can sue Citibank but the success of the suit will turn on the facts of what happened.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Kentucky on
Q: I recently took an attempted theft charge that was in what my lawyer called a "package deal" that I did not commit.

I knew since the day I got arrested for it that somebody had to of used my stolen ID to rent a U-Haul and didn't return it. Finally at court my lawyer says if I want off HIP and my other charges lowered to take the package deal. I never got to see my motion of discovery. She even said that it... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Dec 20, 2022

You never have to take a charge you always have the right to go to trial but if you want to get off Bond or HIP or other restrictions and you choose to plead guilty you give up many rights including the right to go to trial.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Can the Civil Action not match the case that was filed
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 18, 2022

This question is too unclear to intelligently answer. You should consider rephrasing it

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, DUI / DWI and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Q: Someone used my name and identity during a police call and arrest for CDS and DWI. What type of lawyer should I seek?

Criminal Identity Theft

Defamation

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 15, 2022

To fight the DWI you will need a DWI lawyer. When you find out who used your name you will need a civil litigation lawyer to sue that person. Most of us DWI lawyers offer a free in office consultation during normal business hours.

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft and Divorce for Texas on
Q: Four and a half years ago my best friend of 4 years and boyfriend and I decided to have a common law marriage,

We went to the Court annex and he didn't tell me he didn't have an idea and he actually had a ticket warrant and so we couldn't get a regular marriage license. So we decided to use a common law marriage. We both announced on our Facebook pages. He introduced me to all of the... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 2, 2022

If you chose to record a declaration of common law marriage instead of getting a marriage license, you can and should file for divorce under the circumstances you describe. You have two years from the date you stopped living together as spouses to file. From your description, that sounds like it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for California on
Q: My ex submitted a loan application and was approved for a $20,000 loan for her business. This was all done using my info

I never approved for her to use my information to get this loan and now I’m getting calls from debt collectors saying I owe $19,000 because she has not been paying the loan and it’s all under my information. This is not my loan and I never approved any of this.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 1, 2022

when you say your EX, does that mean you were divorced?

if so what she did, arguably broke the law.

did you report it to law enforcement?

you may want to contact a local lawyer to write a letter and try to explain this to the people coming after you. I think a police report...
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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: What Identity Insurance or the Like Would Cover Previous Incidents From This Year Before I Was Insured?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Periods of insurance coverage are generally set by the carrier offering a policy. It would require checking with individual carriers as to their terms for coverage. Good luck

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