Identity Theft Questions & Answers by State

Identity Theft Questions & Answers

Q: Husband accumulates debt with payday loans and other forms without my knowledge. How to protect my assets. Can I?

5 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Estate Planning and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Harlene Miller's answer
This is not a question that can be answered through this site. There are too many facts and issues that need to be discussed. If you think your husband is planning to file bankruptcy again, seek advice from an attorney that specializes in bankruptcy law to analyze the potential impact of a bankruptcy. Many of us have sufficient knowledge to provide an overview of issues related to the potential bankruptcy, and/or the ability of creditors to look to you for payment of debt and to your assets....

Q: What is the punishment for someone using another person's Social Security number?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Sep 2, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
It depends what they did, where they did it, and if it was with consent or not.

Q: What can I sue someone for as the victim of an assault and battery and larceny from a car?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 22, 2018
Daniel Hilf's answer
You were the victim of an intentional tort (assault and battery) and can pursue a civil lawsuit against him. The lawsuit can be filed as a small claims matter (where you represent yourself in court), however your recovery will be limited. You, or a lawyer retained to represent you, can file a civil lawsuit to pursue this matter against him. A lawyer might be willing to represent you with an hourly fee agreement. A lawyer might be willing to handle the case on a contingency fee (the lawyer...

Q: My mother is a check fraud victim, what next?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Paul Looney's answer
Go to the bank and complete a fraud affidavit. The bank should begin refunding stolen funds. Change your credit cards, bank cards, etc. The bank can handle that off the top. Consequences? There should be none after it is established the bank recognizes the fraud. Hope this has been helpful, and good luck.

Q: Clothing brand, class 025: (example name!) if " GREEN APPLE" is trademarked, could I trademark "GreenApple World"?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Intellectual Property and Trademark for California on
Answered on Aug 18, 2018
Peter D. Mlynek's answer
Yes, you may be able to fight the registration if you were using your name before they did.

You should talk to a trademark attorney on what steps you need to take to preserve your rights, and possibly invalidate the other person's trademark registration.

Q: Is it against the law to take someone's wallet and refuse give it back?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Kimberly Wilder's answer
Yes, it is against the law to take someone's wallet without their permission and refuse to give it back. In fact, doing so could lead to you being charged with a theft.

Q: Can my soon to be EX, without my knowledge, access my IRA account, change the password/username, and withdraw my money?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Banking and Identity Theft for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
Unfortunately, this will need to be dealt with in the divorce action. The good news is that you know of other financial resources your husband has so that increases the chances that the funds will still be available to recoup. His actions would be in violation of most domestic relations standing orders. You should verify if there is an existing standing order in the county where your divorce is pending. If he is in violation of the standing order, you need to file an action for contempt for...

Q: Can a person be charged with forgery of a financial credit card if they never used it

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Possession of a forged card is a crime if there was intent to defraud someone. The use of the card is an additional crime of financial transaction card fraud, also a felony.

Q: I need a fraud lawyer to call my son.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Your son needs to call an attorney if he has been accused of fraud. You can find many here online, in the phone book, or by asking around.

Q: Grantor 1)RUFFIN, AUSTIN2)RUFFIN, PARIS M W3)WILLIAMS, PARIS MGrantee BANK OF AMER normal or i have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Probate for California on
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Bahram Madaen's answer
Send me a copy of the loan docs and the notices. I had almost exact issue with BoA couple years ago. The bank was really slow to respond and we had to bring a lawsuit. It took a year to get rid of the loans.

Q: If no charges are filed against my friends neighbor ( a city worker) when I reported him following me taking pictures..

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Jul 30, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
need more info

however, it sounds like a ROBBERY/theft.......maybe assault and battery depending on the facts.

Q: Friends neighbor has been stalking me.i filed a report.he retaliated by robbing me of my wallet cell phone etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

did he take from you while in your possession or when out of home etc

see earlier suggestions

Q: State of Ca here.my friends creepy neighbor was stalking me..taking pictures of me etc..I filed police report.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed

contact sgt/captain of the police dept..............and also councilman/mayor/congressman/paper

Q: Hi i was given a desk appearance ticket due to a false report but I then told the truth will I just be facing probation?

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
Go to court. Ask for a conditional dismissal, which means if you have a clean record for six months, the charge is dropped.

Q: I found out someone is using my name and they have a criminal record - what do I do to wipe that off?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
It depends on what they did. Make a police report. Contact each fake debt and make a fraud report. On your credit report, put a fraud alert.

Q: Can a company use my image in videos promoting their business without my consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Intellectual Property for West Virginia on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer
That is copyright infringement you need to speak to an intellectual property lawyer.

Q: Someone else is using my Florida pharmacy RPT license number to teach medtech classes. What do I do?!

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Criminal Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Report it to the authorities. I leave it to you to determine which are the proper authorities

Q: Beneficiary had to vacate and surrender all possession my home&parents.Beneficiary now HOMELESS AND no car all do ftrus

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law, Identity Theft and Probate for California on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
Richard Samuel Price's answer
I'm sorry that you are in this position. You need an attorney to assert your rights. Contact an attorney in your area for a full consultation.

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