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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 »

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

Q: Is an identity theft case in CA without monetary loss or assault, but many names and info. justified 43 yrs prison?

Denied all motions. Illegal search warrant, Confession under duress, police had mom in custody, using for leverage, threatening. Coersion, slight but others 100% violated. 27 yr old son 13 year plea bargain, 43 yr. sentence if convicted. Stacked all the charges. over 40 counts. Only possession.

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 11, 2019

A LAWYER NEEDS MUCH MORE INFO

ANYONE THAT ANSWERS WITHOUT MORE IS NOT DOING HIS/HER JOB IN MY OPINION.

WHAT IS RECORD? ON PROBATION OR PAROLE?

THE BEST PERSON TO ASK IS THE ATTORNEY WHO HAS THE POLICE REPORT AND KNOWS ALL THE FACTS.

EITHER YOU HIRED A PRIVATE LAWYER...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California on

Q: My brothers ex-wife changing personal info in his file, and using SS number to acquire credit.

Ex-wife prosecuted for fraud in past. She acquired home loan without my brothers knowledge, while he was in jail. She's committed fraud using my parents with HUD. She's heavily involved with crime. She's used false Social Security numbers, defrauded Welfare and my dead parents. She goes to the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 22, 2019

more info needed.

did you have a lawyer assist with RO? if so s/he will be in the best position to assist you.

usually, a criminal lawyer is questioned about how to get someone out of trouble.

the opposite is usually contacting the police? have you done that yet?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on

Q: I parked a rented car in the IHOP Parking lot and someone broke the window and took my documents, cash and luggage.

I call 911,the police came and told me to register a reoort on line.I did it.But now I do not have money,and I lost my ticket to Brazil, a lot of things that made my trip a big problem. I took pictures from the place and tehre are a lot of security cameras there.I asked them tomgive memthe images... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 17, 2019

more info needed....

however, without injuries, this is the type of case a lawyer would probably only handle on an hourly and I suspect you may not be in a position to do so.

you can, however, sue in small claims court for up to $10,000.......but you still have to prove negligence

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

Q: Can I sue a person, posing as a company, asking me to pay with bitcoin or walmart gift cards?

I applied for a job in the cannabis industry. The person," Jonathan Cannnon", I spoke with asked if I had certain cannabis licenses to handle, trim, and grow marijuana. I told him I didn't have any of those licenses. He said that he would be able to process my information in order to obtain those... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 23, 2018

need more info

anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

the more important question is can you afford to hire a lawyer on an hourly and pay costs?.............and then were you damaged or was it prospective only?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for California on

Q: Im being charged with pc530.5(c)(3) i had nothing on me no ids credit cards names nothing

62-161316b roseville/placer county

Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 31, 2018

much more info needed.

ID theft can be a felony or a misdemeanor and is known as a Wobbler ...often depending on the record and facts or the underlying case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Immigration Law for California on

Q: i got caught using someone elses debit card

i got caught for using someone elses debit card i used 31 dollars and i got caught because she caught me while buying at a neear by store :DDD she said if i would give her debit card back she would not call the cops. what would happend if she calls the cops?

Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 24, 2018

YOU WOULD NO DOUBT BE ARRESTED...............THEFT/FRAUD ETC

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law and Identity Theft for California on

Q: What action can I take, if I just found out my husband file for divorce as me without my knowledge meant.

I married in '04, I just was informed he filed for divorce as me being the divorcee against his. I wasn't notified or no signature(s) required from me by the courts. After receiving lNS approval in '05. As we continue to moving forward living our lives happily married til his own infidelity... Read more »

Donald Arthur Hilland answered on Sep 29, 2018

So I'm not clear if you are saying that he filed the divorce without knowledge and got a judgment already or just filed the divorce. When a divorce is filed, the papers must be personally served by an independent person, a non party to the divorce, and cannot be served by mail or Fed Ex, etc. So... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Probate for California on

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

I think stole property thats mine by heir. Although I haven't seen what's written inside these documents, I notice ReContrust Co. is an affiliate & i learned theyre notorious for scamming foreclosures. I need these documents examined for fraudulence. This leads me to a recent public notice of... Read more »

Bahram Madaen answered on Aug 4, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Identity Theft for California on

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

And in retaliation stalker follows me one eve on the street and robs me of my cell phone wallet etc..isn’t that like intimidation of a witness?

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 30, 2018

need more info

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

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

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

I filed another report no arrest or charges were made!?i have since learned he has friends that are police.he also works for a neighboring city. I feel bias here.what do I do?

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 29, 2018

more info needed.

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

see earlier suggestions

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on

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

He retaliated and robbed me taking wallet ids cell phone etc.. yet police did nothing.what do I do?

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 29, 2018

more info needed

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law, Identity Theft and Probate for California on

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

What to do.is trustee allowed to cause hardship and homelessness on a beneficiary while he's living high on the hog? Since moms death,he harass me on weekly basis taking,cars after I pay registration and insure and intentional removing any type of communication took assets out parents home along... Read more »

Richard Samuel Price answered on Jul 12, 2018

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.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on

Q: The phone repair shop returned my phone without the sim card and sd memory card. what should I do?

I gave my mobile to a repair shop. few days later they return the phone without repair. Next day I found that the sim card and micro SD memory card is missing. I have contacted them several times but no avail. They say they cannot find it. And now they are responding to my calls. I've already... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 12, 2018

MORE INFO NEEDED

IF YOU DO NOT GET SATISFACTION FROM POLICE THEN SUE IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT WHERE YOU CAN BRING AN ACTION FOR UP TO $10,000

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on

Q: Can I force a company to give my own personal information when I am victim of identity theft?

I was a victim of a theft in May, and I found out I am now I victim of identity theft now. The person who stole my wallet used my identity to rent and steal a vehicle. The company pursuing me has given the last 4 of the credit card used, but this card was never one I owned. Pulled credit report, no... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 25, 2018

more info needed.

initially i would try to get what i need by reporting to police.

then i would retain a lawyer with experience in this area of law.

I am sorry you are going through this but there are so many bad guys out there.

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

Q: CAN THE SHELTER TAKE MY MONEY-AND PUT IN INTO THEIR CHURCH AND HAVE ACCESS TO OUR BANK ACCOUNTS

THE CHURCH OWNS THE HOME I AM STAYING IN--THEY WANT US TO SAVE MONEY-SO THEY TAKE A MAJOR PART OF OUR MONEY AND PUT IT INTO THE CHURCHES SAFE DEPOSIT,IS THIS LEGAL?THEY ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO THE NUMBERS OF OUR BANK ACCOUNTS,

Thomas A. Grossman answered on Jun 21, 2018

If the Church owns your home, then I would guess you are renting the home from the Church, and paying rent to the Church. That gives the Church certain rights over the home, but I don't think they have the right to save your money for you unless you gave them that right. The same goes for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: Discover Card recently requested sending Copy Of SSN, ID, for verification, after two years being with them, what to do?

I was asked to send out SSN, ID verification by Discover Card. When asked the reason, i was not able to get any logical reason. Changing Policies, We are doing this with all of our clients, Reporting it to SSA, and again I do not see why after 2 years being with them this is happening and why... Read more »

William John Light answered on May 29, 2018

This isn't a legal question. You aren't required to give them your SSN.

They aren't required to give you a credit card. If you want the card, you have to play along. Credit card companies need your SSN to run your credit reports....
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on

Q: i just got a letter from district attorneys office stating the office filed a complaint charge against me for identity

theft and gave me a court date. i got arrested last year and was a D.A reject. regarding this matter since it wasnt my things that i was arrested for what should i do?

Dmitry Gorin answered on May 11, 2018

What should you do? First step would be to consult with a local criminal criminal lawyer to review the details and your legal options. Don't make any statements to law enforcement. Remain silent.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Identity Theft for California on

Q: How to get my case in a different Federal Jurisdiction?

I have a case that involves alot of unconstitutional acts and everyone in the the same area seem to have in one way or another participated. I want to get my case moved to a different jurisdiction in a federal court however I am stuck on whether or not that is possible and if there is a United... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 13, 2018

need a lot more facts

the first thing you have to do is hire an EXPERIENCED FEDERAL ATTORNEY.

most lawyers in the greater Palm Springs Area do not do Federal. In part it is because there is no federal court around us.

federal courts can hear cases from other states but this...
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