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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for New York on

Q: I was a victim of identity theft. bank where card was opened is refusing to send me documents I am legally entitled

Is there any legal recourse? The bank has been dishonest multiple times, I have by mail requested the application which they approved in my name (spelled incorrectly and wrong mothers maiden name etc) and they are refusing to send me the application. According to government websites they cannot... Read more »

Michael David Siegel answered on Jul 21, 2019

The bank is right. If the card was canceled you have no damages. If you made a police report, then the police investigate the account, not you. The bank records are not yours, by your own allegation. You can sue and do a subpoena, but I am not sure what the suit would be claiming.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Puerto Rico on

Q: What are alimony laws in Puerto Rico?

A couple were married a little over 2 years while living in Florida... in those 2 years, wife cheated 3 times, and they attempted reconciliation. After the 3rd time, they separated, and she took kids and moved to Puerto Rico. They've been separated 4 yrs, and he wishes to divorce legally to... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jul 20, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. There is no alimony per say under Puerto Rico law. The only rights she would have is child support payments and half of all marital property. The child support is determined by calculating the sum of both parties monthly income and then finding said sum in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on

Q: Can I press charges or use if an employee at a resturaunt forged my signature in order to get a higher tip?

This occurred in nyc but I'm an ohio resident. I have proof through my receipts, credit card statements, and the merchants copy of thebrecipt which shows the forgery.

Matthew Williams answered on Jul 18, 2019

Yes, but you’ll need to contact law enforcement in NY where the event occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on

Q: What kind of attorney should I seek for a theft in my apartment, when a cleaning company sent a cleaning lady

Grand Larceny, reported to police.

Michael David Siegel answered on Jul 15, 2019

How much was stolen and what is your proof the cleaning lady did it and of the value of what was taken.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law on

Q: Crime related to hacking someone's account/phone, spying/stalking, and receiving threats about posting private pics of u

What kind of crime will you commit if you hacked into someone’s account, spy on them, invading your privacy, and giviving them threats that if you don’t do what I want I’m gonna posts your private photos something like that. I’m dating this girl and she has this weird creepy as ex-boyfriend... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 14, 2019

What state did this occur in?

Q: I live in CA. I am not represented. What would be the appropriate DWC forms to address the following?







William John Light answered on Jul 8, 2019

Get a workers comp attorney for your case, or pay for a full consultation on how to address the issues you raise. This forum is not for detailed, free advice on how to litigate your case.

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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 something to my... Read more »

Timur 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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Colorado on

Q: A friend of mine is on the verge of having to serve a 5 year federal BOP sentence. She needs an injunction against those

She requires a civil injunction against those who seek to deprive her of her property while she is away. She is a New Mexico resident. She owns Harleys... Trucks... A home...etc... Her plea bargain is on the docket for July 11th, 2019. And she has already found that her motorcycles have had their... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 5, 2019

If she owns that much property, she can afford to retain counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for New York on

Q: I was a victim of a credit card scam where my laptop was stolen what can I do?

I lost both my laptop and the money that was my paid to me due to a fake credit card through facebook marketplace. I know the real name of the person who stole from and his facebook and Instagram accounts. What can I do?

Michael David Siegel answered on Jun 28, 2019

Go to the police. Make a report with all the details. Then, report it to the credit card company. You will be asked to do a fraud affidavit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Oregon on

Q: If you get charged with 2 class c felonies in Oregon over 13 years ago can you get a Concealed weapons permit

Shawn A Kollie answered on Jun 27, 2019

You can only get a CHL under Oregon law if you have expunged those old felonies, or had a statutory restoration under ORS 166.274. Either of those options would restore your rights and allow you to obtain a CHL. Speak with a knowledgeable attorney about the process to get started.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Michigan on

Q: Can Amazon be sued for identity theft? I keep getting rejections from Chase bank for Amazon credit I never applied for.

For the last few years, it's been a nightmare removing the negative inquiries from my credit report. Both Chase and Amazon blame each other. Chase claims they only get their applications electronically, directly from inside Amazon and must process them. Amazon claims there has not been a... Read more »

Adam Alexander answered on Jun 25, 2019

Have you completed an identity theft report and affidavit? If not, I suggest you do so. You can find one on the Federal Trade Commission website. You should also file a police report.

After you've done this, I suggest you send dispute letters to all three credit bureaus and enclosed the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Georgia on

Q: Am I responsible to pay my bank money when I was given a fraudulent loan and I used the money before the check bounced?

The person who deposited the check in my account forged my signature. The loan was for $901.70.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 25, 2019

Yes. Why? Because you are the only person who has (or had) the $901.70. Surely you do not expect any bank on this planet to eat money just because you accepted a fraudulent check? No; they are making you eat your own money.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Identity Theft for California on

Q: How can I research a loan company to see if they are legitimate? I can't find anything on basic internet searches.

I have a name and offer contract. I was contacted by phone and approved before I received the "offer contract". Questions arise due to the payment amount stated does not compute correctly with the stated interest rate and months of loan agreement, also they are asking for a "collateral payment" of... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 20, 2019

If you have to ask whether an internet bank is legitimate or not, it probably isn't.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Internet Law and Social Security for California on

Q: I was a victim of a Social Security scam. I withdrew 25K in cash and deposited it via bitcoin. Can I get my funds back?

Someone called me pretending to be a Social Security officer and claimed that my SSN was linked to drug trafficking, money laundering, and that there was a warrant out for my arrest. He had an accomplice that spoofed his caller ID to make it look as though he was calling from my local Department.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 10, 2019

Probably not. Thousands of gullible Americans fall prey to "get rich quick" scams like this every day of the week. If you have the name or any other information about who any of these scammers are--or the names of the banks involved--there are experienced lawyers who can try to trace the scammers... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft and Social Security for New York on

Q: Should papers with a persons SSN be destroyed even if they have passed on long ago?

I found a quantity papers relating to my grandparents. I assume old utility bills and store receipts may be discarded for recycling. However, many papers are tax returns or letters of communication with Social Security . Could these be used for identity theft even though the people involved have... Read more »

Michael David Siegel answered on May 30, 2019

There is no harm. They are marked as deceased on credit reports and social security.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Banking, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Idaho on

Q: Ex sterling my trust

What can I do to stop her not as fast as computer

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Report the theft to the appropriate authorities.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Identity Theft for Georgia on

Q: I wanted to know if paying a lawyer for rent via bank of america from an ad to rent a house is a scam?




Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 27, 2019

Your question is very hard to read because IT IS IN ALL CAPS; and the facts are very confusing as well. I suggest you sit down in a quiet place and compose a more coherent question.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Real Estate Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for New York on

Q: This Stranger took us to court for possession of our house and lost. Judgement was decided against her.

8 months later because she saw boards on our house she stole all the contents, ID's then changed deed to her name. Stranger not heir.

Michael David Siegel answered on May 20, 2019

This appears to have civil and criminal components. Call the police to report what happened. Then you can consider suing the person for damages. A deed change requires a Supreme Court lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Massachusetts on

Q: I have been a victim of medical identity theft and need help to figure out what steps to take to correct this.

My health was used multiple times for ambulance rides, hospital and doctors visits. Now, I need help to rectify the damage done to my credit and medical records

Timur Akpinar answered on May 16, 2019

Contact your health insurance carrier without delay to notify them of the security breach. If you receive bills for co-payments or other uncovered charges, contact the entities doing the billing (hospitals, physicians, ambulance services, etc.) and coordinate with your insurance carrier to... Read more »

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