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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Colorado on

Q: A friend of mine is on the verge of having to serve a 5 year federal BOP sentence. She needs an injunction against those

She requires a civil injunction against those who seek to deprive her of her property while she is away. She is a New Mexico resident. She owns Harleys... Trucks... A home...etc... Her plea bargain is on the docket for July 11th, 2019. And she has already found that her motorcycles have had their... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 5, 2019

If she owns that much property, she can afford to retain counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Identity Theft and Sexual Harassment for Colorado on

Q: is it illegal to hack someone's facebook and email and change their passwords?

My boyfriend was on a phone plan with his friend, and she and him got in a fight, so he gave her the phone back, in attempt to cut ties with her, and he forgot to log out of his facebook app and email app on the phone. she has now gone on the phone and changed both of those passwords so that he has... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jan 11, 2017

Simply changing passwords is likely not illegal. If information contained is used to impersonate and individual, this may be illegal. Note, changing the passwords or generally "hacking" of accounts by an unauthorized third-party is a clear violation of both Facebook and every email service--i.e.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for Colorado on

Q: Old employer sent out a W2 with my ssn visible from the envelope window. Is there any action I can take against them?

It could result in future identity theft, as this was an unauthorized "publication" and I'm both concerned and upset.

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jan 28, 2016

Without evidence of actual or imminent harm you will have difficulty proving your case. If you are willing to prepay several thousand dollars, you should be able to find a lawyer willing to take your case. Whether the case will survive a summary judgment motion is another issue...

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