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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Internet Law and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: A woman stealed a photo of me and my exgirlfriend and she uses it as a profile photo in social media. I’m married?

A woman stealed a photo of me and my exgirlfriend and she uses it as a profile photo in social media to say that I’m dating her while this is a lie. In the photo I’m kissing my ex girlfriend but only my face can be seen while my ex girlfriend face is hidden. She only uses that photo. I’m... Read more »

Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jun 5, 2021

If she has put you in a false light by using this photo, then you may have a claim against her. You should first ask her to remove the photo immediately (in writing) though as an alternative to filing a lawsuit.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: A friend who's in real estate said he can get us a $2million loan to get me started. What legal actions should I take?

After knowing how good my credit scores are. He then sent me an email to sign.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 9, 2021

Why is this posted under the Criminal Law topic? Taking out a loan is not a crime. Do you suspect fraud?

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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

Yes

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, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: If the person commits a crime under protective order intentionally commit disaster fraud2017 ,then commits theft steals

Equipment belonging to same veteran, and veteran violated protective order by driving in front of home one year penalty in jail will veteran be incarcerated even if he was the victim of many thefts

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 25, 2020

A person is not allowed to violate the law just because they are a veteran. However, some jurisdictions have a special program to give veterans one chance to avoid a conviction by completing 12 to 24 months of sobriety treatment instead. The programs are available to veterans who committed crimes... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: It my first time. I will get out if court give me fine or probation ? For 31.03(e)(4)(D) THEFT PROP <$2,500 2/MORE PRE

That My first time they should give me pay fine and probation??

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Dec 13, 2020

Please be more specific. How can you say it is your "first time" if you have 2 previous theft convictions or probations? I'd say if you have 2 priors you are likely to be prosecuted fully, in the sense that you may not be offered probation at all. You should contact a qualified... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Going Thur a identity theif I don't know how to do it. But I honestly believe it is at home thing and four years of
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. When you say you are going through identity theft, it isn't fully clear whether you were the victim... or whether you are being accused of committing identity theft by authorities. If you were a victim and had your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Going Thur a identity theif I don't know how to do it. But I honestly believe it is at home thing and four years of
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 5, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the brief description, it isn't clear whether you're a victim of identity theft or you're a defendant facing identity theft charges. If you are the victim, carefully review your banking, credit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Do you guys do criminal cases pro bono

It also involves fraud,human trafficing,child trafficing, and also the human trafficing is also gang related

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons answered on Oct 9, 2020

Lawyers have mouths to feed, salaries to pay, rent to earn. The only pro bono attorneys are the public defender. Apply for one. Your case is very complex.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: If I got a citation for no insurance and there’s a lot of information Incorrect do I have to Go to court

They have the wrong first name and date of birth they also put a ID number in but I told him my ID was in the car ahead of us so he never got it and I don’t live in the town I was stopped in so I gave him my family members house that I was staying at for the summer so if I don’t show up to... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 11, 2020

Incorrect information on the face of the citation does not make it invalid but could give your attorney a starting point to argue that the office was simply wrong about [insert something the prosecution must prove to win a conviction] and although we don't have direct evidence of that, we can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: What kind of attorney protects you from fraud, being framed with assistance from the court clerks creating documents,

The court is aiding my house being stolen. The wrap deed of trust was actualy a sale to the county trustee. I have proof of fake documents from court.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 8, 2020

Schedule a consultation with a local Real Estate Attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Could I be charged as well if I was present for when my boyfriend used stolen credit cards to pay for our things

I did not know that he was using any stolen cards if he even did they’re still investigating I’m not sure if he did but if he was using a stolen cards I’m sure I may have been there a timer to you as we spend a lot of time together

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Dec 25, 2019

Yes, you could be charged with a criminal offense under the situation you describe. What you did and did not know is a fact question, and fact questions are settled at trial. Call an attorney. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: I was a victim of an online scam that pretended to be a job, they scammed me and a buyer on PayPal and now I am in debt.

I was a victim of an internet scam where they claimed to be a job, and my job was to be a representative for a company called Megameda.pl, which is a huge auction site. I did research and I found out they were lying the whole time and were using my information to scam people this way it landed all... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 23, 2019

Report this to the authorities and let them investigate and pursue it for you. That way, you’ll be protected if anyone ever comes back to you for payment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Is it considered impersonating a peace officer when answering the phone "Sheriff's Department,..." for possible scammer?

When receiving phone calls from possible scammers, is it illegal to say "Sheriff's Department, Fraud Division. This is a recorded line, how may we help you?" when answering the phone?

Edgardo Rafael Baez
Edgardo Rafael Baez answered on Nov 19, 2019

I must say, although this is a clever way to get rid of these scam calls, I would select another entity to imitate, although it does not appear that you would be impersonating an officer but I would not take a chance if I was you. Many blessings to you!

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Estate Planning and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: How to get Fidelity 401k to unlock my account.

I have had id theft issues for years. Recently this affected my 401k my account was locked due to thief tried to access account and changed email address. They said they needed to verify my identity and so I sent them copies of dl, ssn and also sent them several police reports that I have... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 3, 2019

Roll that account over to an IRA with a different custodian. The new custodian will help you get it rolled over. Fees might be higher but at least you will get access to your funds. Before you withdraw from it make sure you understand the tax implications.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: What would happen if an officer mistakenly writes the wrong information on a ticket?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Usually, spelling errors or typos don't cancel a ticket, BUT major errors could make the ticket invalid. Make sure you appear on the trial date and see if the prosecution catches the error and their response.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Will I be arrested for changing my husband's mailing address to mine? (we are separated)
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 6, 2019

You could be, but who knows if you WILL be?!? That might depend on whether or not federal authorities can take a break from putting migrant children in steel cages long enough to worry about a little mail fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: If I lived at a house for 5yrs and was kicked out by force with not being allowed to get my things from the house.

What course of action do I have to retrieve my things like titles birth certificates clothes tools beds art works wood works etc I live in texas I did pay rent and utilities no lease it was rent to own me n my parents split the cost of buying the house 1/3 each and when my dad died she took all our... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Sep 1, 2019

You do not state whether you were a renter with a lease, a renter without a lease or a guest or whether you were kicked out for nonpayment. Some leases allow the landlord to seize and sell your personal property if you do not pay rent.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Got charged w felony 7 yrs ago. It got disposed 11/3/2013. Will this show up on a background ck for a new job

I got charged with a state jail felony seven years ago this month. I did my probation and community service and got to get out early with it being disposed early. I just accepted a job offer for a private dental office and after he went over everything he then told me he was going to run the... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 3, 2019

Criminal convictions remain on your record forever. The 7 year matter deala with credit reporting agencies

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: What can i do about my ex-boyfriend,now roomate recording me and making me work for him and do without everything?

Now im not positive but i believe that he or someone he knows has hacked everything i have ever owned i even found a messanger profile with my name and picture on his cell phone ! I always pay my tickets on time and lord knows i had never even been to jail till John Willis-Doc - i have called and... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 25, 2019

Contact the Genesis Women's Shelter at 214.946.HELP (4357). Good luck.

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