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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: I was incarcerated from, 2016 -2019 in AZDOC and in 2017 somebody filed my taxes for 2016,2017&irs says I owe them money

In 2020 I filed my taxes n they informed me that there was a return for 2016 that was falsified with a dependent I shouldn't of claimed so I told them it was id fraud that I was in jail and they said they would have to investigate the matter n it could take up to a year but that I should keep... View More

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

It sounds like you're in a tough situation with the IRS. Since you've already provided proof that you were incarcerated during the years in question and reported the identity theft, it's crucial to follow up on their investigation. The IRS should not be holding you responsible for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury, Banking, Internet Law, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Violation 4th amendment, privacy, harassment, discrimination, targeted individual, identity theft, discrimination

Multiple medical facilities disclosed ALL of my information without concentration or warrant at the time of disclosure. Identity thft, hacking and stealing all of my information and disclosing it on public social media websites. Misconduct and Malicious intent to harm.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 15, 2024

If you believe your rights under the Fourth Amendment have been violated due to unauthorized disclosure of your private medical information, it's important to take action. Begin by documenting all evidence related to the incidents, such as screenshots, dates, and details of the breaches. Then,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: I have a parcel of land, in which I was the owner, seller, and lender, they forged my signature and stolden my land.

All this was done while I was in the hospital with several major surgeries, without my permission or KNOWLEDGE

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

Hire an attorney now to search the title and draft an action for quiet title, reform deed, ejectment, etc. You cannot do this yourself and will lose the land.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: I'm being evicted after a false deed was recorded by someone I don't know.

I was told I'm gonna be evicted in two days because. Someone filed a false deed at the recorders office. for my properly. Do I have to get out?and just walk away from my home I have 2 kids and 7 animals I can't just leave my home I don't know what to do

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answered on Nov 27, 2023

Hire an AZ attorney immediately to search the title and file an Ejectment and Quiet Title Action. If the thief sues for possession, you must defend your title in Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Who can i have look at this durable POA document that my mom signed for my sister in law and my brother? It looks wrong.

The only signature that's legit is my mom's 1 signature. And the 2 disinterested witnesses signatures are done by the same person. Who happens to be my sister in laws best friend. And I've never seen a notary that has handwriting like a child's. And all of the initials are not... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 29, 2023

If you have genuine concerns about the authenticity of a power of attorney, particularly one with handwritten and initialed changes, you should decline to accept it and request a clean version whose authenticity you don’t question.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: I’m filing chap 7 bankruptcy pro se & am listing all my debts. I have a 2020 overdue tax of $4K from someone who…

…stole my identity. Should I still include this in my list of debts since ‘technically’ it’s filed under my identity? Or not include it? I don’t want to delay the process or worse have my petition denied based on omission. On the other hand, if I list it, won’t that be considered as... View More

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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answered on Jul 15, 2023

If you look at the Official Bankruptcy forms, you will see that there is a column to note whether the CLAIM is disputed, contingent or unliquidated. Your obligation is to list all CLAIMS against you, and the holders of those claims, whether you agree with the claim or not (unlisted creditor's... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy and Copyright for Arizona on
Q: I am a victim of identity theft. Should I file for bankrupcy or go after those who have stolen, extorted, raped me

This is my problem. I am not able to get details.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 8, 2023

Prosecute the identity thieves.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Can I file for bankruptcy for debts not mine then sue for those debts?

My ex committed identity theft in my name, he opened multiple credit cards under my name and charged them to the max. Then he opened multiple phone accounts under my name. Then put a no contact restraining order out on me. I have creditors calling me and telling me I'm responsible for the... View More

Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain
answered on Jan 2, 2023

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. There are two issues: 1) a criminal act of forging someone's signature. 2) your liability (if any) to the creditors. For the first file a police report for identify theft. Contact the Attorney General's office for instructions on your rights... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Iwas in prison from 5/2011 thru 8/2015. got out went to work. filed taxes. had a refund of $1,300.00.IRS KEPT REFUND

Said i owed another $4,000 i believe. IRS said i had a fraudulent claim for tax year 2011. Told me i was responsible. Ididnt file a tax return in 2011, i was in prison. Idid what was asked of me in 2016 to prove i was in prison and had a meeting with an official and brought him everything i wss... View More

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Nov 8, 2022

This issue can get a little complex. To start off if the IRS is saying you owe taxes, you file a return, and a due a refund, they will keep the refund. If you are a victim of identity theft you need to call the IRS identity theft department directly at 800-908-4490 to resolve the issue. It might... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: How can I find a pro bono lawyer?

I wasn’t sure which box to check for burglary, but I am reaching out for a long time family-friend of mine who is already incarcerated. I believe he was working with a court appointed attorney here in Pima county but she does not keep in contact. He has not heard from her for quite some time, to... View More

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Feb 9, 2022

Pro Bono attorneys are public defenders. That's what he has. They aren't private attorneys. As a former deputy public defender I can confidently say they have a huge caseload of hundreds of other cases. They don't have time to "check in" regularly. They're not there to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Identity Theft, Small Claims and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: What are all the things someone can do to a small business that is breaking the law?

I own a delivery company it's a small business I have my LLC. I have contracts in three states and have just gotten one in Washington. I was wanting to know what the small business laws are for my company?

I don't know exactly how to word it but basically if someone does... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 8, 2019

This is a somewhat open-ended question where attorneys could be hesitant to offer guidance; the list could be very broad and exhaustive. You could consult with an Arizona attorney to discuss your needs and budget, and address things that are reasonable and practicable to be concerned with. You... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Wrongful Death for Arizona on
Q: My situation concerns a religious organization who has made it clear that they would like me to be dead before 2020.

The members are very secretive and will almost never communicate any message in plain English. They won't say they're going to kill you but by watching them and adding things up, it's clear that they want to kill me. My problem is that I have no official charge against me, I have... View More

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Apr 19, 2019

Your issue does not appear to be something that could be worked out in a court of law and I do not believe a court order would sway the members you refer to from carrying out the execution order once it is issued. I would recommend you contact the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: How do I find if someone has filed guardianship, POA, or anything else pertaining to me in court

Ex has taken all of my information and done identify theft and opened many accounts in my name. They forged my signature. And tell everyone I’m crazy. There may be a will or trust now

Rich J. Peters
Rich J. Peters
answered on Jan 21, 2019

You can check here:

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/ProbateCourtCases/caseSearch.asp.

Or maybe here:

https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/caselookup.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1.

If there is more I can do to assist, please let me know.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Did my son use my Social Security number illegally? If so, what can happen to him?

He used my Social Security number to get a credit card on an old account that I had forgotten to take him off of as an authorized user. He did NOT lie to the bank about who he was or what he wanted BUT instead of using the account number to get his card he used my Social without my permission. He... View More

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Nov 8, 2015

There aren’t many lawyers answering criminal law questions in Arizona. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool on this site to search for and contact a lawyer. Best to talk to a criminal defense lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: I am a victim of Identity Theft. And there is a warrant out for my arrest. what should I do?
David A Black
David A Black
answered on May 15, 2012

That is a tough question. My advice would be to contact a defense lawyer in your area to see what the facts are about your warrant. Obviously it would be best to quash the warrant. In most cases that would not be too difficult. Alternatively you could have an attorney call your local authorities... View More

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