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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: what court forms are needed to file civil lawsuit for filing a illegal eviction, negligence, Identity theft, harassment

Vehicle Vandalism/Auto Theft:

Due to the property managers inadequate security measures and camera mispositioning in the parking garage, Crystle Strong’s vehicle was vandalized and stolen. Police report available. Unlawful Detainer Eviction:

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

To file a civil lawsuit in California for the issues you mentioned, you will need to fill out and file several court forms. The specific forms may vary depending on the county where you are filing the lawsuit and the specific claims you are making. However, here are some common forms you may need:... View More

Q: Who could I contact regarding some people who have done fraud to steal a person legacy

My friend who passed away had a Patton and trademark that some people have made up fake marriage and other recorded doc to steal his legacy?

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answered on Apr 4, 2024

In California, if you suspect fraudulent activities concerning a person's legacy, including patents and trademarks, it's crucial to address the matter with urgency due to the potential legal implications and the risk of significant financial loss. You can reach out to an intellectual... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Q: Do I need a lawyer to help me with a hacker ruining my credit getting a loan?

I got my identity stolen.

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that your identity was stolen. Identity theft can be a stressful and complicated situation to deal with. While you are not legally required to hire a lawyer to help you resolve issues related to identity theft and credit problems, consulting with an attorney who specializes... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I was a victim of identity theft, my bank helped offenders opened a new account & made purchases & withdrawals.

Can they be held liable for negligence and for not protected me as a consumer?

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

Banks have a duty to implement reasonable security measures to protect customers' personal and financial information. If a bank fails to do so and this negligence leads to identity theft, the bank could potentially be held liable for the damages suffered by the victim. The key factor is... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Antitrust and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Can I sue a company for a data breach?

Can I sue a company for a data breach?

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answered on Mar 22, 2024

Under California law, you may have grounds to sue a company for a data breach, especially if negligence played a role in the breach and if you suffered harm as a result. California's data breach laws require companies to protect personal information and promptly notify affected individuals of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What should I do if a company gave my completed application to a new applicant with my family's ss#s, names, everything?

I was contacted on Facebook messenger from a random woman telling me, my completed application was sent to her via email, when she was expecting a blank one.

She shared a screenshot showing she informed the apartment manager that she sent her the wrong app and then was sent a correct blank... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

Under California law, your situation constitutes a serious breach of privacy, specifically relating to personal and sensitive information. You have rights under state law to protect your personal information. The first step you should take is to document everything: the communication with the woman... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Contracts, Estate Planning and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I think my family and my husbands family forged tricked me and my husband forged and altered documents what can I do?

we keep having bank issues and we went to a bank and my father in law knew the bank employee and we found accounts opened illegally and are signatures forged them my brother said he worked fkr triple A bit its an interexchange insurance agency and they altered and misrepresented what tyoe of... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Under California law, if you suspect fraudulent activity, such as forged documents, identity theft, and unauthorized opening of accounts or businesses in your name, taking immediate action is crucial. First, consider contacting a legal professional with experience in fraud or financial crimes. They... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Identity Theft and Probate for California on
Q: Fraud on deceased mom's account. How to establish designated person to handle fraud with bank.

Under California law, we are able to do a simplified transfer of assets for my mom's bank accounts, without the need to go through probate court. We found out that there are fraud charges on her account after the date of her death. The bank is requesting any of these documents to start a... View More

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

In California, if you wish to handle fraud on your deceased mother's bank account without going through probate court, you can explore a few options. First, check if your mother had a payable-on-death (POD) or transfer-on-death (TOD) designation on her bank account. If so, you might be able to... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Identity Theft and Probate for California on
Q: Fraud on deceased mom's account. How to establish designated person to handle fraud with bank.

Under California law, we are able to do a simplified transfer of assets for my mom's bank accounts, without the need to go through probate court. We found out that there are fraud charges on her account after the date of her death. The bank is requesting any of these documents to start a... View More

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

The answer to your question depends on the dollar value of all your mom’s assets. Look only at the assets, not the debts (such as a mortgage, credit card debt, taxes owed, etc.). If the dollar value of all your mom’s assets — meaning what price would she get if she sold everything on the open... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Collections and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Unlawful Pawnshop Release and Forgery - Northern California

Discovered mom forged my signature, pawn shop released jewelry to sister's boyfriend. No proper identity verification. Mother's false domestic abuse story hinders retrieval. She sent me a photo with the jewelry. Surveillance footage shows her handing it over when I pawned it. Manager... View More

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answered on Jan 17, 2024

In your situation, several legal issues arise under California law, including forgery, identity theft, and potential liability of the pawnshop. California Penal Code sections 470-483.5 address forgery and identity theft. If someone forges your signature without authorization, it's considered a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for California on
Q: About 10 years ago I open two Facebook pages for strangers ..they took control over my account and now I'm in danger

They have my Facebook account.so they could be doing illegal things on it. I saw an add on craigslist under work from home I was trying to work from home so it was an opportunity to make money. Although I only made 25 dollars. One time payment

Those two men might be working for the same... View More

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

If someone has taken control of your Facebook account and is potentially conducting illegal activities, it's important to take immediate action. First, try to regain control of your account by using Facebook's account recovery options. This may involve resetting your password or... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: FedEx made a phony pick up form with a forged signature claiming I p/u that lost package I paid $1366.56 USD for

Paid $1366.56 for a brand new made in Japan wire harness for my vehicle. FedEx lost the package, in an effort to cover up the loss manufactured a phony p/u form claiming I picked up the item from one of their locations. In fact FedEx delivered it to a wrong address and upon my asking realized what... View More

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answered on Jan 2, 2024

In a situation where FedEx has allegedly forged a signature and misrepresented the delivery status of a package, it is important to gather all evidence, including the phony pick-up form, FedEx's tracking information, and any communication with FedEx and the eBay seller. Documentation of the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Q: I need help with proving my dead parents info is being used. They both passed away in 2005 but just recently Forgery
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answered on Dec 21, 2023

To address the issue of suspected forgery using your deceased parents' information, you should first gather any evidence of the fraudulent activity. This may include documents, financial statements, or correspondence that indicates their information is being used.

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Q: I need help with proving my dead parents info is being used. They both passed away in 2005 but just recently Forgery
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answered on Dec 21, 2023

Help proving something usually means you don't have all the evidence and need to hire someone that can investigate and gather the evidence. This is usually not a lawyer, but rather a private investigator or expert.

If you have the evidence and you are injured somehow by your...
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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: can schools gather car information such as insurance, registration and drivers license for a parking permit

The public high school wants to get out car information for us to park in there student parking lot.

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answered on Dec 18, 2023

In California, public high schools often have policies requiring students to provide certain car information, such as insurance, registration, and driver's license details, to obtain a parking permit. This practice is typically part of the school's efforts to ensure safety and proper... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Employment Law for California on
Q: What happens if a company I'm not related to is running a background check without my consent?

6 months ago I was going to start working for a company but I turn down the offer. They have my ssn, full name and address. And 6 months later they are running me a background check.

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

In California, it's generally required for employers to obtain consent before conducting a background check on a job applicant. If a company is running a background check on you without your consent, especially after you have declined a job offer, this could be a violation of your privacy... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Can I/we sue 23andMe over major data breach that targeted Ashkenazi jews?
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answered on Nov 2, 2023

In California, if you have been affected by a data breach, you may have the right to bring legal action against the company that failed to protect your personal information. The success of such a lawsuit typically depends on whether you can demonstrate that the company was negligent in safeguarding... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for California on
Q: I need a lawyer for identity theft

My girlfriend and gang and pimps stole my social security card and doing all kinds of fraud triste wills and life insurance property fake deeds

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answered on Oct 17, 2023

Identity theft is a serious matter, and California law has provisions to address such violations. Given the nature of your situation, you should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney or a civil litigation attorney. They can help you navigate both potential criminal charges against the... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft and Internet Law for California on
Q: I received a letter that my information was involved in a security breach with ALL my personal information.

Is there anything I can do about this? I'm very worried about this and do I have any legal grounds?

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answered on Oct 11, 2023

When your personal information is involved in a security breach in California, companies are mandated by laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Data Breach Notification Law to notify affected individuals. Once notified:

1. Immediate Steps: Monitor your...
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3 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft and Internet Law for California on
Q: I received a letter that my information was involved in a security breach with ALL my personal information.

Is there anything I can do about this? I'm very worried about this and do I have any legal grounds?

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answered on Oct 12, 2023

Under California law, if your personal information has been compromised in a data breach, the entity that suffered the breach is generally required to notify you and may offer remedies such as free credit monitoring. It's crucial first to take preventive steps: monitor your financial accounts,... View More

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