Q: Will I get in to trouble?
My ex from 2015 has his electricity account using my email. I have called him multiple times to change it as well as emailed the company. Nothing has happend. I want nothing to do with him. Could I get in trouble for using the email to log in to his account and changing the email myself? I would changed nothing else only the email and I could provide him with the email that it was changed to and password. He lives in Arkansas and I live in California
Who knows what the future may hold? I don't have a crystal ball that will tell me what could happen at some time in the future.
Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do it yourself. As long as you don't impersonate someone else, or misuse another's identity for personal gain, who knows what could happen?
By using your email address as his contact information on his electricity account, are you being charged the monthly electricity bill? Were you legally married and then divorced? You don't tell us these kinds of details, so it is very hard to offer any real legal advice.
Take care and don't do anything that could be illegal.
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Call the utility company and speak to a representative about this situation. The problem is that your ex is not disclosing his current contact information, which the Utility probably requires. Give the person the new information, that way you don't log on to the account and no one can accuse you of impersonating anyone but yourself.
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