Colorado Identity Theft Questions & Answers

Q: is it illegal to hack someone's facebook and email and change their passwords?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Identity Theft and Sexual Harassment for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 11, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Simply changing passwords is likely not illegal. If information contained is used to impersonate and individual, this may be illegal. Note, changing the passwords or generally "hacking" of accounts by an unauthorized third-party is a clear violation of both Facebook and every email service--i.e. you should be able to freeze or get the account back.

Q: Old employer sent out a W2 with my ssn visible from the envelope window. Is there any action I can take against them?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 28, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Without evidence of actual or imminent harm you will have difficulty proving your case. If you are willing to prepay several thousand dollars, you should be able to find a lawyer willing to take your case. Whether the case will survive a summary judgment motion is another issue...

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