Birmingham, AL asked in Civil Rights for Alabama

Q: Military Veteran's rights violated?

Military Veterans rights violated? I listed a computer for sale on a local website in NC. An individual contacted me to purchase the computer. While the individual was at my house to look over the computer, he told me of his suspicion that I might be a scammer. Then he said he worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs on the local military base, and that he used the VA system to view my psychiatric medical records to see if I could be trusted. [Edit: I have a service-connected, mental health disability. To verify his claim of looking at my records, the individual told me the specific diagnoses that I have been given via the VA. I have professionally operated and technically serviced government systems such as this one, and know that logs are generated and stored when an information request is made.] Was this legal? If not, is there a statute of limitations to pursue corrective legal action after 4-1/2 years?

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Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: How do you know the person actually saw your records or was scamming you?

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