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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: If I did not write a worthless check on Dec 19, 2019 and receive a final notice from Caddo parish what can I do?

I got this 3/25/21and the amount owed is 732.61 to drug emporium. The account has been closed that the check was written on and NO ONE WOULD accept this if the business has TELECHECK.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 2, 2021

1) File an incident report with the bank,

2) File a criminal complaint with the Sheriff.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arkansas on
Q: My sister did Instacart under my name after they kicked her off it. Instacart drivers are considered independent

contractors. I just received a 1099 for her earnings (approx $17,000) this additional income, put me over $50,000, disqualified me for the EIC, the addt'l CTC, reduced my CTC & will reduce my tax return by about $7,000. Is there anything she or I can do to get the 1099 transferred to her,... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 26, 2021

Based on your story, IMO you and your sister have committed a fraudulent act--and are about to make it worse. Advice: Do not make it worse by involving the IRS. If you are unhappy that your sister got $17,000 tax free while leaving you holding the bag and making you pay an additional $7,000 to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Banking and Identity Theft for Connecticut on
Q: Is it illegal for someone in a divorce to take money from spouses personal checking account?

Wife pays all household bills. His entire check went into a savings account for the family. He spent all of it on cocaine (35k+). He is using her checking account information to pay his personal credit card and cell phone bills etc. She has emailed and texted him explicitly saying that he... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Mar 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear about this situation. To fully address the legal questions regarding the wife's bank account, you will probably need to hire a lawyer licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Adverse event, Fraud Concealment in patient records what kind of lawyer is needed to pursue this kind of case/injuries?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 23, 2021

An attorney who deals with healthcare law and HIPAA could be a starting point, and depending on more information, possibly a medical malpractice attorney or civil litigation attorney, based on the issues that emerge in making a more detailed assessment. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Q: The mother of my children is from a different country is here illegally and is using a dead famaly members identity.

How would I handle this at court.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

Interesting question, but lacking in details. First, what court? As Plaintiff or Defendant? Criminal or Civil? Can you steal the identity of a dead person? Probably so, but who gets to complain? Do you have to initiate a Probate? Or are you seeking to have the mother of your children criminally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: If I have permission to get money from a debt card (pin, account password) can I be punished for overdraft
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 16, 2021

The account holder will be getting a charge from the Bank. But if you take out more money than you were authorized by the account holder, then that is Theft of Property, which could be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount stolen. You could also be sued by the account holder.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Father in law sold my fiances car without his consent

So my fiance had a 66 shelby mustang that he worked very hard to get, it was his dream car. unfortunately, he thought he could trust his own flesh and blood father to store the mustang in a garage at his condos complex because we were having issues with thugs around our apartment vandalizing our... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 11, 2021

I have always found it difficult to offer legal advice to people who would not be the client. The potential client is your fiance. I have no idea what, if anything, you may tell your fiance, so trying to give second hand legal advice in these situations is always difficult. Nevertheless, suggest... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Public Benefits for California on
Q: Hi I’m being falsely accused of fraud by the department of human assistance in Sacramento ca I need my identity stole
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Mar 10, 2021

you have no question pending. you are going to want to speak with an attorney to go over all your facts and circumstances to determine your rights and options.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Q: how do i get my money back from debit card fraud
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Mar 10, 2021

it depends. an attorney would need to review all the facts and circumstances before you could get a substantive answer to your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Was unknowingly part of a reshipping scam. I have filed a complaint w/FTC & want to know if I should file police report

I still have packages and cannot send them knowing what I now know and want to file a police report because “the company” has my personal info like banking, SSN, and my drivers license but don’t want to implicate myself or get in trouble

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis answered on Mar 4, 2021


2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Identity Theft and Probate for California on
Q: Family member passed away, discovered money was stolen courtesy of the bank. What can we do?

A family member recently passed away while settling affairs we found out a family member was stealing his money by forging checks. What legal recourse do we have based on financial exploitation? He was 64 and disabled and required assistance. The banks informed us of the questionable activity at... Read more »

Bill Sweeney
Bill Sweeney answered on Mar 3, 2021

Presumably, identify theft has occurred. If so, you might find the following web address helpful.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Q: Hello. I receive ssd benefits. I am.60. My disability is mental. New landlord got my social security number(theft?)

My former landlord harrassed me tried to evict me. New owner is harrassing me got my ss number and dl number. Kept harrassing me. Did nit even contact other tenants. Singled me out. Im scared this is identity theft. What do i do?

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Mar 2, 2021

I believe that the first step should be to notify Social Security Administration that the ID number has been breached, Further, advise SSA that you believe the number is being used without your permission, most likely for improper or illegal purposes.

If you believe the information was...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I was wondering how I find out if my sister took my identity and got a DUI in my name

In 2009 I was going through a hard time my sister told me to come stay with her in Columbus Oh. I came up from FL to see how things would go and they did not work out I was told she had 13 evictions in my name recently I had to go to court because the FWC gave me a fine for a fish that was two in... Read more »

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Feb 27, 2021

It wouldn’t be the first time that a sister/brother used the identity of a sibling during an arrest. You’ll need to run an FDLE records check and find out where the DUI occurred, then work on getting it off your record. An attorney can assist you. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Who can I sue and how do I go about it?

A guy I know opened a joint account on an apartment in his and my name, I never lived in the apartment and never gave permission for my name to be used.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you consulted with attorneys who handle civil litigation, they should be able to advise. They could also identify necessary measures to be taken, such as notifying banks and other financial institutions. Good luck... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Law authorities are constantly snooping on device and impersonation by intercepting txt/calls constantly. With intent...

to have my works and ideas with my identity. I have the information on individual to whom is sponsored by authorities. Fortunately I not needing criminal lawyer.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 21, 2021

Law enforcement can only get a wire tap for 30 days at a time by court order. It often leads to an arrest. If you have not been arrested, or notified that you were tapped and that the investigation is finished, then you are probably not being tapped.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright, Identity Theft and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Can we make arguments for laws around transmission of signals being focus by trajectory on human


If processing of signals constantly being held consistent of my attention and/or just comprehension of just auditory vibration of non audio frequency in turn creates a usable feature for in chip processing products and telecommunications. So communication by exchanging of similarities... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Feb 17, 2021

Exactly what are you trying to accomplish? Your question is not clear.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Missouri on
Q: I am needing an attory to assist me in getting some accounts closed online due to them being hacked can this be done?

I have a facebook account as well a paypal account that have been hacked and I have not been able to get either company to help me with getting them closed. I know who maybe behind this but that is a different story but I am up against the wall and want them closed and my cell phone numbers... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 17, 2021

An attorney could contact the companies on your behalf and hopefully be taken seriously.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Nebraska on
Q: can you sue a company for malpractice, when it's linked to synthetic idenity theft, mail fraud linked to synthetic

victum of crimes, idenity theft, synthteic idenity theft, full reports of synthetic idenity theft, mix match combinations of several diff ccredit reports to make up fake identies, extreme misuse and abuse of my ssn, linked to another ssn, causing all this hvac, in 2018 i was a mother in need, this... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 17, 2021

I'm not sure I follow your question but the Federal Trade Commission has some suggested steps to take if you believe you are the victim of identity theft. This might be a good resource for you to start with.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My account was hacked then banned and the company who runs the service refuses to help, should I seek legal action?

I am not sure if i should get in contact with a lawyer about this issue due to not knowing if legal compensation is possible but i want to exhaust all my options. in short I have an account with the company Activison-blizzard (the people behind games like Call of Duty) this account was compromised... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 11, 2021

What damages have you suffered? Has someone used this data against you? Has someone stolen money? Without actual damages, it's going to be tough finding a lawyer to do much more. I'm not sure how you'd be able to show them being complicit in data theft, let alone fraud, if the breach... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Can I take someone to court for ssi fraud?

I have had primary custody of my child since 2014, the child was living with me since 2013 and has specials needs. His mother has 0 contact besides an occasional phone call. 2016 she filed SSI and collected income for the child threw SSA. She collected several thousands of dollars none of it went... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 10, 2021

Call social security

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