Identity Theft Questions & Answers by State

Identity Theft Questions & Answers

Q: I need to know what to do when the company I worked for looses my hire papers that have a copy ofmy SS card in it.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Dec 10, 2017

Monitor your credit closely and/or hire a company to do it for you.

If you used USPS did you mail it certified with return receipt? Use e-mail next time. Few tech savvy ones use USPS or faxes any more.

If you have no written agreement that you and employer signed start looking for another job.

If you quit the DOL might find you did not have good cause to quit and you might not get unemployment.

Pay an employment lawyer to speak with you for a few hours to review...
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Q: My hiring manager forged my application and background check after I submitted it. They signed my signature.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 8, 2017

If you have original version of your details available or saved somewhere and can substantiate her forgery or alteration of details then you have a winning case.
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Q: My husband's identity was stolen and now there is an annulled marriage and a active support order. What can we do next?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Support and Identity Theft for Missouri on
Answered on Dec 5, 2017

You need to find an attorney as soon as possible to help you sort through the child support issue.This is going to be very fact specific and the attorney will need all the information available about the current ordered support and the warrant. Talk to several attorneys to find the one you like best because you'll be working with them a lot during this process.
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Q: Someone stole my boyfriend information and stole it to someone in Africa what are some action he can take?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Nov 24, 2017

If the police are involved that is good. Pull his credit report and file a fraud claim.
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Q: Can I apply for green card if I have a misdemeanor record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Immigration Law for Washington on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

In general, with shoplifting, if it was only once, it is unlikely to be an issue. We strong recommend consulting with an immigration attorney so you can discuss the details of your particular case.
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Q: What's the first thing I should do if I suspect my identity was stolen/tampered with?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Run your credit report.
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Q: If you check your credit score and a different name other than yours pop up and two addresses for that person.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Small Claims for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

your problem is likely with the credit reporting agency. You need a consultation with a lawyer who handles cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Q: My son opened credit cards in my name, spent 5,500 but is now in rehab. If I press charges can be do rehab instead of ja

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

that is a factual question and the answer could depend on his record and what court and DA in which you/he will appear.

did you pay what he owed?

may judges would take his substance abuse issues into consideration when determining a sentence and i have been successful doing this is the past........but there is no certainty on matter like this
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Q: Statues for check fraud in utah

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Generally four years if you have been in state for the intire 4 years.
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Q: Can a retail business require both a driver's license and fingerprint for credit card transactions? Ink pad not scan

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for Utah on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Apparently to calibrate lincense and credit card holder authenticity at time of transaction may deter mis-use of it.
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Q: my brother stole my identity when pulled over for speeding. I have 4 point on my license that I am trying to get remove.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

Talk to the DA's office Victim Assistance Coordinator. You should be able to contest the assignment of points with Penndot and presumably any sentence of your brother should require he give a statement or affidavit that he was the driver and presented your ID.
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Q: How to remove my name off my ex husband's credit cards? how to transfer 401K from ex into my account?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

Are you and your ex on speaking terms? If so, you should confront him with this new listing to see what he says. It could be an old card that he thought your name had been removed from, and the error lies with the credit card company itself. If not, you may want to contact the credit reporting agency to report this recent listing as possible ID theft.

As to the 401K, you'll likely need a Michigan lawyer to draft and submit a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). This needs to be...
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Q: My grandmother passed away but someone got ahold of her credit card information and made charges both before and after

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

The estate is not responsible.
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Q: can I press charges for bank fraud of my account against someone that has a temporary order of protection against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for New York on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

Speak to the DA or go to the police station and make a police report. Furthermore, please be careful not to violate the protective order. As far as getting your money back or 'pressing charges', you can always hire a civil litigator to handle the civil aspects of the case for you.
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Q: What are the penalties for using phone numbers for marketing purposes--when the numbers are protected from such use

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

if consumer credit reports are being pulled from Credit Reporting Agencies and used for cold calling customers by phone, that would be a willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Their is a statutory damage provision for damages up to one thousand per person. Whistelblowers have rights under Federal Law. You can get more information at
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Q: What can I do if my mother and law used my wife's social security # to open a credit account without permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Small Claims and Social Security for Missouri on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

you need to dispute the false credit reporting directly with the credit reporting agencies and the credit card company.

You can go to our law firm website and click on the link Credit Reporting Errors for detailed and specific instructions on what the letter that your wife will need to sign. Our firm name is Humphreys Wallace Humphreys which you should be able to locate with a search. You can also go to identify and obtain more information. Contact an attorney who handles ID...
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Q: How do I go about getting things rolling on my bosses probate? His wife hasn't turned anything in & is comimitting fraud

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Probate for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

You should talk to a probate attorney. How would you be an interested person in your boss's estate?
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Q: I keep getting harassed by debt collectors over a debt that was not mine and was included in a bankruptcy. Its been 14yr

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

from the sound of your email you have a very solid case. You need a lawyer to represent you. You should not pay anything. You have claims for invasion of privacy and likely, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Search the internet or contact my office if you'd like.
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Q: I recently found out that my aunt forge my signature and cashed out some stock that my grandfather left .

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Identity Theft, Legal Malpractice and Probate for California on
Answered on Oct 3, 2017

Dear Corona:

Yes, there is a statute of limitations on forgery. Actually, forgery is a criminal offense, while in civil law it is conversion. Although there are a number of other civil causes of action that can arise of someone forges a document. For example, if the forger is also the executor of an estate or trustee of a trust, then there is an additional cause of action for Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

And, there is a rule called "Delayed Discovery." Essentially, if the act was...
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Q: How can I get the bill out of my name without filing a police report

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Oct 2, 2017

Go to the FTC website, and download an ID Theft Affidavit. Present that to the utility company. If they harass you after you fill out the affidavit and provide it to them, get a solid consumer protection law firm to help you.
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