Q: I wanted to know if I could file a lawsuit against an apartment leasing company that allowed someone to open a lease
Under my name without my consent while a credit freeze was placed in credit reports?
Absolutely . But it may not be necessary.
Send the leasing company a letter demanding that it acknowledge that it allowed some to open a lease in your name without your consent and cc the landlord on that lease. Detail the evidence you have that the leasing company knew it wasn’t you and that you did not consent.
Then send a similar letter to the landlord notifying the landlord that you are not the individual who signed the lease and it was opened without your consent.
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