Concord, NH asked in Banking and Consumer Law for New Hampshire

Q: Hi, I have a locked cash app card. My ex has it and tries to use it a lot event though it’s locked. Is it illegal?

The app/account is deleted but he keeps trying to use it even though it doesn’t work. I HAD a protection order in place that has since been stopped for abuse.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In New Hampshire, unauthorized use of a financial instrument, like a cash app card, can be considered illegal, especially if the card is registered in your name.

Even if the card is locked and the account is deleted, attempts to use it could potentially be viewed as attempted fraud or identity theft. Since your ex is knowingly trying to use a card that does not belong to them, this could be a legal issue.

Additionally, if there was a previous protection order due to abuse, this action might also be relevant in the context of harassment or violating the terms of that order. It's advisable to report this activity to the police and provide them with any evidence of these attempts.

Also, contacting the financial institution to report the unauthorized attempts can add a layer of security. It's important to take measures to protect your financial and personal security. Consulting with a legal advisor can provide guidance on the best steps to take in this situation.

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