Identity Theft Questions & Answers by State

Identity Theft Questions & Answers

Q: My grandfather died and charges ended up on his credit card after he passed away in a state he's never visited. The

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. Unless you signed on as an authorized user on the account, you are likely not responsible for any of the charges; either those made before or after he passed. If you signed up for the card, you may be liable. Ask the credit card company for a copy of what you signed that they say makes you owe on the account. If they don't have anything, i would not pay. If the credit card company calls you or if they assign the debt to a debt collector, be sure to tell them what...
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Q: My brother died in 2015,no spouse,children,and me,2 brothers are his closest kin.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Identity Theft for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 31, 2017

This is definitely one where you will want to speak with an attorney. As an owner of the real estate, you have several alternatives.
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Q: Uncle forged life insurance policies my mother had and I was the beneficiary, is there something that can be done?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Probate for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

You can report forgery crimes to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: Am I required to pay back money charged by someone who stole my credit card?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

What kind of identity theft protections and service agreements do you have in place? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
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Q: Someone has been writing checks in my name and my bank refuses to refund me the money they've been stealing. Is this

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

The bank must think you are negligent in letting people have access to your checks. You need to buttress your credibility by filing a criminal complaint with the police.
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Q: Tracy an only child and blind was kicked out of her mothers house and fraudulently/forgery done to life ins. HELP..

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

You need to act swiftly to get your friend a competent probate or custodianship/ guardianship lawyer to start acting on her behalf immediately. The best advice I can give your friend is to get a good lawyer right away and to start taking action to hold the executor responsible for his misconduct.
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Q: If I have a protective order against my husband with no visitation unless abated by the court.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

Your story is too complicated for an easy answer.

You need a sit down with an attorney.
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Q: Ex-wif used my personal information and obtained my personal and new wife's personal information from Anthem. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

That sounds possible, as Anthem may have breached their contractual and statutory duties, and your wife seems to have violated your privacy and potentially committed a crime that you can report to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice...
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Q: Proving fraud in garnishment case

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Identity Theft for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 11, 2017

You should bring evidence of your age in 2005 when the credit card was opened.
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Q: Should i file for bankruptcy at 20?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

It will depend on many factors. Speak to an attorney.
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Q: About "Power of Attorny" and "Legal Representative Agreement"

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

You need an employment agreement. There is no "form".
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Q: What exact form do I need to have to give my power to someone to manage my business and bank account, signing checks etc

3 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

Your options may depend on your type of business entity and shareholder/member agreements currently in place. In general, you will need a power of attorney. Preferably, you may appoint the individual as a manager of the business, with all powers necessary to conduct the operations and business affairs.
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Q: if someone accused of bank fraud. video prove they at the bank but their phone track all place they at time and date?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

If you have been charged with bank fraud you will be prosecuted and face imprisonment under state or federal charges. If you do not have a skilled lawyer you face a clear and present danger of spending a long time in prison. Do not speak to anyone either police or the bank until you have had a personal consultation with a criminal lawyer.
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Q: Can someone get a vehicle financed but get the check in someone else's name without them knowing?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Mississippi on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

You would know if he financed it. If you sold it you got the proceeds because it's in your name.

He should ask you just to sign the check over to him.
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Q: What's the best way to find out if someone has used my social security number?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

Run your credit report at annualcreditreport.com. It is free.
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Q: If someone asked you to sign their signature for them, is it legal to do so?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

It depends upon the document and whether your signature acknowledges this request in writing. Generally, that's a no-no. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...
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Q: Is it legal for a bank or one of its employees to share personal financial or account activity with private citizens?

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Libel & Slander, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jun 4, 2017

Banks are fiduciaries. That means that your interests should be above their own. They do not or should not share any private information with anyone unless by court order or with your consent. Sometimes customers make bank's employees their trustees (giving them more discretion) to invest funds and as part of doing so they may have limited authority to disclose but usually do so carefully.

You have not stated exactly what was shared. You have also not mentioned whether the...
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Q: my question concerns embezzlement of a contract in which I was a joint tenet with my now deceased brother...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Securities Law for California on
Answered on May 22, 2017

You may be able to sue for the forgery and fraud, and you can report crimes to the police and the attorney general. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...
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Q: A guy was arrested and used my sons name.He's black and my son is white, but records show it as my son's.How is that?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on May 22, 2017

You may need to appeal the conviction due to identity theft, and you may need to report the identity theft to the FBI and local police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...
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Q: What are the stalking laws in Utah? My life has been threatened. They R trying to use Sharia Law in the United States.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Civil Rights for Utah on
Answered on May 16, 2017

If you feel you are bein stalked you need to report it to the police. If you have been threatened you also need to report that to the police. I have no idea what you are saying about Sharia law. This is Utah. It is Mormon law here.
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