Upland, CA asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California

Q: I am currently homeless and someone impersonated a fake person with a fake charity claiming they are going’s to help me.

A lady called me stating she’s was from a charity that come to find out is not real. Stating she will help me get housing and therapy etc because I am pretty much homeless , depressed and left abuse . I have figured out who it was. What legally can I do ?

2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call the police. Impersonating a charity may be a crime, although the person may actually have been trying to help you. You don't have a lawsuit. You have not been injured or harmed.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you gave her any money or if she stole your identity then you might have a civil case against her in Small Claims court unless it was a lot of money. But absent some damages you most likely only can report her to the authorities and hope they take some action.

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