Identity Theft Questions & Answers by State

Identity Theft Questions & Answers

Q: I just found my email address and more of my info on a website that sales email addresses! What can I do about this?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018

you need to report to police and possibly hire a lawyer to make an immediate return of your info and to cease and desist.........and possibly sue the other party
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Q: I’m 12 and I used my sisters name to access her school yearbook. What are the Charges I could face?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018

I sincerely doubt anyone will try to make a criminal case out of this.
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Q: If I , a minor, assume a falsified identity in order to receive a loan in nj from a bank in florida can i be convicted

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018

The only difference on how a minor is treated in our criminal justice systems is that instead of going to jail you go to a detention facility and your criminal record will go away if treated as a minor. In my opinion juvenile detention is much worse than jail due to the young inmates being more aggressive as I see it. Get yourself a lawyer if you did it and get charged to try to avoid this.
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Q: what are the elements of the crime U.S. Penal Code 1028

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2018

18 U.S. Code § 1028 - Fraud and related activity in connection with ...

(d) In this section and section 1028A—. (1). the term “authentication feature” means any hologram, watermark, certification, symbol, code, image, sequence of numbers or letters, or other feature that either individually or in combination with another feature is used by the issuing authority on an identification document, ...

18 U.S. Code § 1028A...
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Q: If my husband Put 24000.00 on MY name only card and now is 2 months behind on payments what are my options Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 5, 2018

You could report him to the police or sue him. That is enough money that you may want to consult with a family lawyer. The police probably will not be interested because it is your husband.
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Q: Need urgent help take legal action in the state of Florida city of Tampa where I have been discriminated based on ADA

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Answered on Feb 23, 2018

There is no one that can help you here online. You need to consult with and retain an attorney in the Tampa area. You can use the find a lawyer feature of this site to search for attorneys who handle ADA type claims.

Good luck,
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Q: Yes i was staying with some peaple i thought was my friends but have been robbing me for years and i was month to month

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

File a police report. They might help. Or contact your local legal aid, or sue the landlord in small claims court for wrongful eviction and the value of your things and the cost to find alternate living arrangements.
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Q: A friend of mine took a fair amount of money from my debit card without my permission. What do i do against her?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Answered on Feb 17, 2018

Assuming this is relatively recent and not past the statute of limitations:

If she used your debit card without your authorization you can file a police report and hope the county decides to file a criminal case against her. You also have the option of pursuing a judgment in small claims court for the amounts stolen and borrowed. You could do both.
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Q: I was in prison and an ex girlfriend used my identity to try to open several accounts and killed my credit score

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 17, 2018

You can absolutely collect damages if you are a victim of identity theft. Depending on the severity of your credit damage you are entitled to compensation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. You would first have to set up the lawsuit properly by retaining an experienced FCRA lawyer. You can usually get a free consultation so I urge you to seek representation immediately. A civil action against the perpetrator is not likely to succeed in Michigan. But the FCRA might be the avenue to make...
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Q: Hello, I’m starting a medical club and want to have personalized/customized scrubs as our club shirt. Is it a problem?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Florida on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018

As long as you're not practicing medicine, treating patients or holding yourself out as a licensed doctor, I think you're OK. I have a Halloween costume with a white lab coat that says, Dr. Ben Dover and I wear scrubs underneath.
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Q: If I let Equifax know my identity's been stolen, am I required to do anything else?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Feb 9, 2018

If you know that something was done in your name you must inform the police, and the institution that gave false credit to the thief.
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Q: I moved out. My before my address changed my roommate got my tax info and is withholding it. Is it a crime? whats to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Tax Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 8, 2018

The easiest and less stressful way for you to get your tax documents would be to request them from your employers, etc. again. You can also request them from the IRS but usually they are not available until very close to or after the filing deadline so you would need to file and extension request and pay any amount due prior to April 15th.
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Q: Im returning to court to finalize a 10 yr old divorce with my old Lawyer but he won't even talk to me, what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Feb 6, 2018

You reference an old "agreement", but if your ex never signed it, it's not an agreement. If you are not getting cooperation from your attorney, let him go and hire a new one. Sounds like you have a lot of issues that could be addressed in your case, including getting more child support.
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Q: Hi I have had my privacy invaded for 3 years now. fraud cyber stalking. How do I go about filing charges. What do I file

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Feb 4, 2018

a lawyer needs more info to answer

is this a family member?

stranger stalking you/invading your local police
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Q: If I turn off MY credit card that my husband uses, before being legally separated, is that financial abuse.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Divorce, Family Law and Identity Theft for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 3, 2018

Financial abuse, no. Marital waste? Yes. Will it harm your divorce? Yes. Consult a lawyer before taking any action.
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Q: Am I able to change my social security number?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Under very, very narrow circumstances. You need to deal directly with the Social Security Administration.
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Q: My roommate who is on the lease with me stole my credit card and used it 5 different times. I want her to leave

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

The decision to have her leave is not yours to make. It would be the landlords decision. If the tenant is paying rent timely and otherwise following the landlords rules I assume that the landlord is okay with the other tenant staying.

You may have to look at seeking to move and get released from the lease.

Good luck.
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Q: My social security number was shared to over 350 employees in an email without my knowledge or consent. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Identity Theft and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 7, 2018

I'm very sorry that this happened. You should understand, though, that no matter how jarring or tortious an act may be that certain strict time limits apply. I believe that your factual scenario may touch upon two areas of the law - the first is state tort law and the second is federal employment rights. If I were you, I'd look for attorneys that focus on the latter because there are probably certain nooks and crannies to your particular case that a state tort attorney may pass over.
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Q: My sons alleged father refuses to return my son as verbal agreement because of his new girlfriend

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 28, 2017

If you know he is the father you are going to have to file an "allocation of parental responsibilities" case (a custody case). If paternity is an issue, you can either file a paternity case or you can seek paternity testing within the custody case. More information is needed to assess whether you state some sort of emergency basis for a court entering an order for your son's immediate return. You need to consult with a family law attorney.
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Q: My mother opened a credit card in my name using my social security number. What can she do? Without pressing charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017

If you don't want to press charges, you can contact the credit card company and ask them to cancel the card and any transactions your mother ran on the card. You may be able to file a civil lawsuit against her, but you'd almost certainly have to pay an attorney a significant retainer and you're not going to get any money from your mother if she doesn't have any in the first place. I don't recommend filing a lawsuit against your mother.
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