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1 Answer | Asked in Banking on
Q: I been contacted by some lady from South Africa she wants me to be her power of attorney transfer money to my account

its alot oc money

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 27, 2020

This is a scam. Ignore all attempts to contact you and do not give anyone your banking account numbers.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking on
Q: I am a beneficiary of a deposited in TD Bank remittance of departed one yet i was asked by the bank for payment !

I claimed a fund of the late Filipina deposited money in TD bank but she died without statement of beneficiary and next of kin. I wenth through a process of claim of fund. But in the long run i was asked by the bank to make payments for change of ownership and delivery charges of fund transfer. Is... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 23, 2020

Short answer: If you still want the money you will have to pay the bank's service charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I paid a company with cashiers check in Atl, GA. I received signed paid receipt. Vendor says check was stolen.

I canceled the cashiers check. Before I could pay them, they went to the moving broker and got my debit card information (unauthorized) and charged the amount the next day.

Is that misappropriation of funds or do I just need to reissue? I’m concerned that this is fraud and identity theft.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 20, 2020

It sounds as though the moving broker acted negligently towards you. If you have never authorized them to release your credit/debit card information to this 3rd party, this may be a case of fraudulent use of credit card or another offense. It is best to consult an attorney who can assess the merits... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Identity Theft and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I gave someone my bank account information and now they are taking all my money. I want to know if I can still report
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 19, 2020

more info needed.

how long ago was this? did you report it? to whom? put a freeze on your account and contact police,

2 Answers | Asked in Banking and Bankruptcy for Michigan on
Q: Does awage garnishment stop after filing for bankruptcy
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 16, 2020


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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Banking for Colorado on
Q: When a wife is permanently disabled and has been for half the marriage, how long I'll spousal support last?

He walked out after 17 years together and married for 13 years. I only get $471 after medicare taken out. Left with no notice for me

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Jan 13, 2020

If you and your spouse do not agree, the court will have to decide how long. There is a statutory presumption that says maintenance for a 13-year marriage should last 6 1/2 years. however, this is not binding on the court. The judge will have to decide based on all the facts involved.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking and Estate Planning for Florida on
Q: My FIL is going to an assist living in Fr.Myers, they are asking for all financials & stocks is this ok. & should move $

Should we move his money to another Acct and do we have to give stocks information.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 13, 2020

It sounds like the ALF wants the financial information either to confirm that he is able to pay privately or to determine whether he will be eligible for Medicaid. Either way, you should schedule a consultation with an elder law attorney in your area to discuss Medicaid planning. The folks at the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Banking and Identity Theft for California on
Q: How can i prove the probate administrator commited fraud for stealing 220k pod account by way of false court order ?
Bill Sweeney
Bill Sweeney answered on Jan 11, 2020

Owners of bank accounts can designate beneficiaries by adding a "payable-on-death" (POD) designation. At the death of the account holder the POD beneficiary can claim the money directly from the bank without probate court proceedings. Similarly, owners of investment accounts can designate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Estate Planning, Banking and Civil Litigation on
Q: Can i recover 220k pod money the administrator stole from me by falsifying a court order the court order itself is fake

Douglas Schorling did this to my brother and i in Fresno,Ca probate court and Christine James from roseville,ca was involved aswell

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 11, 2020

I am guessing that by "administrator" you really mean executor or personal representative appointed by the court. You should hire an attorney to help you petition the court to recover the funds and also remove the executor/personal representative due to malfeasance.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking on
Q: Atm withdrawal Oct 2019 appeared on my account jan 2020. Its now negative. Is it legal to charge insufficient funds fee?

My account had funds at the time of the withdrawal and other transactions from same atm posted the from the same day, before, and after this transaction. They are using my current balance to cover a transaction from october

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 10, 2020

If you withdrew the money from the ATM in October and realized the bank never deducted it, you should have told the bank right away. Your ignoring the windfall and hoping the bank won’t notice is not smart because-as you just found out-the bank’s auditors will find out sooner or later.

3 Answers | Asked in Banking for Florida on
Q: If I open a bank account in distance(online) then (whenever) do I have to go to the bank myself one time so I can use it

I mean is there a need going a bank personally. Name of the Laws or codes please

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Jan 9, 2020

No there is not, many banks are online only or allow you to bank from a distance, a couple that come to mind right off the to top of my head are BBVA and Capital One, I am sure there are an abundance of others, the only reason anyone would request an in-person visit would be if some specific... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Federal Crimes for New Mexico on
Q: In the state of New Mexico is a property management company allowed to withdraw funds from your bank account Prior to s
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 5, 2020

Depends on what authorizations, if anyone, you have given them. In some instances, they may set off what you owe them, although much more info is needed to properly answer your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: My caretaker took $30,000 out of my bank account using my pin number after he his my medication and made me bed ridden.

The bank denied my despute. What can I do?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jan 5, 2020

I would talk to the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Iowa on
Q: Re: 3rd party financing thru a dealership. Is it legal to have someone sign an assigned contract if its already denied?

A bank denied credit before we signed. Dealer never told us but had same banks name on contracts as assignee.

Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens answered on Jan 5, 2020

This question is too fact intensive for an online forum. You need to immediately retain an Iowa attorney to obtain an informed opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for New York on
Q: What is it called when someone deposits a fake check in to your debit checking account.

What can be don’t to solve this problem is any

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jan 5, 2020

It is a crime. Report to the bank and police immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Family Law, Workers' Compensation and Banking for Mississippi on
Q: I got fired from a bank because I did steal but put back the money. Been trying to get in touch with a ceo and nothing

I use to work at community bank. I’m pregnant and no one would hire me. What do I do?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 1, 2020

You really need to consider reaching out to a criminal defense lawyer, as there will likely be criminal charges coming down the pipeline. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to avoid jail time and having this go on you record. Feel free to reach out to any lawyer on here by clicking the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Texas on
Q: Can bank use funds from 2 party check that was deposited into my account to setoff my other account that has neg. balan

check was made out to me AND my mechanic. Wells Fargo used nearly $500 of the funds to cover an account I previously had that had a negative balance.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 23, 2019

The short order is yes. The Good News here is that you no longer owe Wells Fargo the $500 you used to owe them. The bad news is that you now owe your mechanic the same $500 you once owed Wells Fargo. In other words, you are now even.

(NOTE: FYI, all American banks who have customers or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Banking for California on
Q: Hi, I recently married in July 2019. My wife

We planned to file joint taxes but a federal student loan she owes from 29 years ago is coming up. We just opened a joint checking 12/20/19. Can our joint account be frozen and money removed for her 29-year-old debit? And will our tax refund be applied to her debit if we file joint? We are in... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 23, 2019

Let me just say this: If your wife still has an old student loan debt--from 29 years ago--the first thing she should do is thank the Good Lord for the government giving her the 29 years of low interest loans. The second thing she should do is stop trying to avoid paying the debt. Why? Because--if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Mississippi on
Q: I received a check from a company I was going to advertise bank approved it and cashed it.

Turns out the check was fake. The bank says I’m liable for the money. The teller at the bank that helped me Took the check to a superior it was approved and cashed

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 22, 2019

The reason the bank is looking to you for the money they lost is because you cashed the check and have the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Banking, Probate and White Collar Crime on
Q: A Sargeant in the hpd stole 120k from my mom after they got divorced. He violated the divorce decree to do it
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 22, 2019

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