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Q: I recently found out that My biological father has been using my name in another state. Advice on what to do

He has done business in my name, and has signed legal documents in my name.

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Who can I get help from to advise or does pro bono that can help with power of attorney and identity theft and fraud

First I need to get a legal power of attorney on home and property I lived 30 yrs and now 4 alone . I need to get some legal representation due to I found info on property report that a lien was placed .on a home paid for in cash . My mom in Florida with financial security and i don’t have no... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: I need to get help with inheritance and keep others from illegally trying to obtain deed or power of attorney

I’m the sole proprietor of home of 30 yrs . 4 yrs alone . My dad and sister passed mom is kept in Florida and we are cut off from each others 4 yrs . I am the only resident since mom . I have all bills in my name and address is only mine . My mom does pay taxes . I need to be with her . We need... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Can I get paid ?

The company's name is Beltmay LLC in Los Angeles, CA. Their address is 1801 Century Park E, #1540,

Los Angeles, CA 90067. This is the only address I can find for it but I believe this company is fraudulent

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 29, 2024

Your question is unclear as to what and why this company would pay you. That being said, fraudulent companies rarely have assets to satisfy civil judgments against them.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Do illegal immigrants have a right to call there family?

Last time communication between family was 05/22/2024 @ 1214pm from MFE airport from an agent

Family has called to McAllen PD

And ICE office and “supposedly” not in detention

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answered on May 24, 2024

Yes, immigrants in detention, regardless of their legal status, have the right to communicate with their family. This includes the right to make phone calls and have access to legal representation. Detention facilities are required to allow detainees to contact their families and attorneys, though... View More

Q: What type of attorney do I need to file law suits on those who illegally and knowingly let another assume my nok rights

I want to make the parties involved accountable for the pain and suffering im living day to day after my sons death. I spoke to all parties..i signed release of body for cremation yet they let another person step in and

assume my role. They then told all parties not to speak to me or... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

In a situation like yours, where you're dealing with issues around next of kin rights and the legal aftermath of a loved one's death, you would benefit from consulting with an attorney who has experience in family law and estate matters. This type of lawyer can help you navigate the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I feel that I am a victim of identity theft. I discovered that my landlord forged my signature on legal forms to the IRS

My apartment manager and his assistant have been sending fraudulent paperwork to the IRS and the Housing Authority in my name to get tax credits and earned income. Who should I report this to?

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If you believe you're a victim of identity theft due to your landlord forging your signature on legal forms for IRS and Housing Authority benefits, it's important to take immediate action. The first step is to report the fraud to the local police or law enforcement in your area. This... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: what court would a creditor lawsuit be filed in? my guess is they are civil due to monetary damages being sought.

I had a large sum of money go missing with a prior bank I had accounts at, trying to figure out what happened and who is responsible(creditor) who potentially filed the creditor suit so I can go sue them. Am a beneficiary of an irrevocable trust.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In most cases, creditor lawsuits are indeed filed in civil court, particularly when seeking monetary damages. If you suspect that a creditor has filed a lawsuit against you or the entity you represent, you should receive formal notification from the court. This notification typically includes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: A court enters the following findings of facts. a visiting judge vacates order but not mention the facts are still valid
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 30, 2024

Findings of fact remain even when an order has been vacated. The findings of fact frame the issues for an appeal of whatever final order is entered by the court. A trial court can amend or make additional findings of fact.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: I'm concerned I might have some identification theft issues, Can you help with that?

I have made several scientific breakthroughs and provided them publicly and have had many security questions and issues related to it. I could use some legal guidance. Perhaps you could help?

Sheldon Starke
Sheldon Starke
answered on Jan 16, 2024

Privacy laws are generally determined on a state-by-state basis. However there are a number of federal laws involved in the subject matter. You also need those of us who are experienced in government because it is not clear exactly what the nature of your discoveries are or who they involve. There... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Hi, I'm part of the 1.9 million that got their info stolen from the Zeroed-in Tech companies' data base.

If you were in my shoes and hoping to get maximum compensated for the violation of my private information, what would be the best steps for me to take? THANKS!

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answered on Dec 14, 2023

If your personal information was compromised in the Zeroed-in Tech data breach, the first step is to secure your personal information. Change your passwords, monitor your credit reports, and be vigilant for signs of identity theft. This proactive approach can minimize potential damage.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Apartment Leasing Question

When it comes to signing a lease with three roommates and one of them wants to use their father that has the same name as their father for the credit report check. What’s the minimum and maximum offense for that?

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answered on Nov 15, 2023

Using another person's identity to pass a credit check is considered identity theft, a serious crime in Texas. The penalties for identity theft vary depending on the severity of the offense, but they can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a first-degree felony.

Here is a breakdown of...
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Q: Do I have to wait for my information and my children’s information to be used before I pursue a case?

The contractors for Texas Health and human services had a data breach and before I received the letter I was already getting alerts from identify protection notification that our information was on the dark web. Besides contacting and freezing our information what can we do? This will be a set back... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 18, 2023

No. In many instances when a data breach occurs, you can sue for the cost of a credit monitoring service to monitor your information for a reasonable period of time.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Is this a fee agreement. Email sent from lawyer: do a stock purchase agreement; minutes and assignment Cost 500.

I would do a stock purchase agreement; minutes and assignment

Cost is $500

Let me know when the cost will be paid

Once Paid I will wrap up

I can do a money order, cashiers check or you can go online to and use a credit card Make any check payable to XXXX, attorney... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 21, 2023

Sounds more like an email advertising to do legal services in connection with drafting a stock purchase agreement for a flat fee of $500.

I would be highly suspicious and would request more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: Can I sue and prosecute individuals for being in my phone without my consent

This has been going on for five years and one of there names is Boonzey

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 21, 2023

Yes, you can. But you will need the individual's legal name and address either to complete a police report or to serve the individual with a civil lawsuit. My suspicion is "Boonzey" is not the person's actual legal name.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft, Social Security and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: Can an individual be compensated for use of their info?

If an organization takes an individuals credentials to create an entity that generates revenue and income, is that individual entitled to some type of compensation?

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answered on May 2, 2023

It depends on the specific circumstances and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the individual resides. In some cases, individuals may have legal rights to compensation for the use of their personal information, particularly if the organization is using the information for commercial purposes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft, Small Claims and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I had got a loan from title max an there was a breach

I had got a Letter saying that someone hacked there there system all took all my personal information an my social id address account everything not just me thousands of people an on top of that it's been going on for 3months before they let me know what can I do about that an another thing I... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2023

It doesn’t sound to me like you have any damages from the privacy breach. If TitleMax has any account numbers or passwords, they notified you so you can promptly change them.

Yes, you still have to repay the loan. Title loan companies are “lenders of last resort” meaning that the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Identity Theft and Estate Planning for Texas on
Q: (Texas law)I am disabled physically and my sister had taken over my trust how could i file charges and get my trust back

Halen is the wills name my grandmother left me this. In the will that was probated in 72 it says my estate will be left to (myname) as i was the only child when she died. in the estate it includes around 45k acres of land 5-15 million dollars and in 89 my father was my estate guardian and got... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 8, 2023

The settlor of the trust (in this case, your grandmother) chose the trustee and any substitute trustees in the event her first choice (presumably your father) does or is removed for cause. From your question, it sounds like your sister was the first substitute trustee selected by your grandmother.... View More

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Q: Someone used my ssn to get a car loan, was wondering if i could sue the car lot that approved it
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 8, 2023

The car lot looks like the victim of the crime. Without more facts, I can’t say you have a valid cause of action against the car lot.

You may, however, be able to successfully sue the individual who used your SSN to get the loan.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft, Social Security and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
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?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 23, 2023

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...
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