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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Are there lawyers who specialize in medicare identity theft

Mail from Aetna (Medicare plan) is delivered to my house multiple times over the last year or so, addressed to someone else.

I have also received three checks made out to me for claims made thru Aetna which I did not submit claims for. The first time I called Aetna and advised them and... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Yes, there are lawyers who specialize in identity theft cases, including those involving Medicare fraud. Given the severity of your situation, consulting with an attorney who has experience in this area would be a wise step to protect your rights and guide you through the process of resolving the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: A FBpost was asking for feet models.The guy sent 2 links on msgr.I sent pic/video. Can I sue for fraud my pics for $$??

The guy’s post looked legit at ArtofFeet.com LLC. He said he was a professional photographer for 15yrs and NOT an Onlyfans/Feetfinder type of biz.I sent him on messenger 2pics/1video that were only seen by me because he said he would like to meet me in a public place this week, and after looking... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

If you believe that your photos and videos are being used without your permission for profit, you may have grounds to pursue legal action for copyright infringement, fraud, or violation of your right to publicity, depending on the specifics of how your images are being used. The critical aspect... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Hello, I have some issues going on and I am desperate for legal advise. 1st I need help to file an emergency replevment

Self Help at the court house said that is what I need to file to be able to have my belonging that are in my now EX's storage unit. LONG STORY but I have proof of it all in texts. She is trying to sue me and its all false information that will be filed. 2nd I think and have some proof as well... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, Dawn. If you believe you need to file an emergency replevin action, this is a legal remedy that seeks the return of personal property. Having proof, such as text messages, can be valuable in supporting your claims. For the potential identity theft issue,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I received letter from postal inspection service that I have been identified as a possible victim of alleged mail theft

Recently I received a letter from postal inspection service that I have been identified as a possible victim of alleged mail theft.

A few months ago somebody broke into my bank account made 2 fradulent transactions. I had to close a bank account and open a new bank account . Also a few... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 24, 2023

I wouldn't worry about revenge, but I would be hesitant to fill out the affidavit insofar as personal data is requested. You indicate it is supposedly from a police department; I would contact the police department independently (not using the contact information you received in the mail) and... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I received letter from postal inspection service that I have been identified as a possible victim of alleged mail theft

Recently I received a letter from postal inspection service that I have been identified as a possible victim of alleged mail theft.

A few months ago somebody broke into my bank account made 2 fradulent transactions. I had to close a bank account and open a new bank account . Also a few... View More

Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
answered on Jul 24, 2023

I agree with the first attorney's answer. Deal directly with the police. In addition, go directly to your post office and speak to the Postmaster. They can verify any claims. Also, if your mail is being stolen you may need to invest in a locked mailbox or register for a small post office box... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: How long can jail hold sister in custody under my name? How will my record be impacted or how much rectification needed?

My name is public under an arrest online in jail records of a person falsely claiming to be me. I'm embarrassed and effecting me in my personal life.

Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
answered on Jul 11, 2023

The jail can hold her until she either bonds out or is offered a time served disposition ; unless you do something about it. If you are not involved in the crime in any way, you can contact the law enforcement involved in the case and inform them of the fraud. Giving a false name to a LEO is a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I need to speak to an attorney about i d theft and financial trafficking of disabled pre senior female adult and abuse
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 23, 2024

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. If you haven't found an attorney yet, one option could be to supplement your searches with the "Find a Lawyer" tab above, as well as attorney referral tools on the websites of local and state bar... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Identity Theft and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I want to have a Cease and Desist served to someone in a different county from me. How do I do that?

I live in a different county from someone who has obtained and distributed my picture, dob, dl #, social, and other PII. I need to know how to have a demand letter like a cease and desist served IMMEDIATELY.

Is it necessary to have this done by an attorney or can I do it myself?

Please help!

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Mar 15, 2024

By "a cease and desist", presumably you mean a demand letter, as opposed to some sort of a court order. Send, by certified mail, return receipt required, a letter demanding that the conduct be stopped immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: This guy is using me for money what can I do
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 23, 2024

You need to pick up the phone and call a lawyer. Look for a lawyer in your area who handles general practice. Justia has "Find a Lawyer" tab on the top, and you can try the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service.

When you do call, you need to be specific about who is using you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: WOULD IT BE MORE ADVISABLE TO HAVE A LAWYER ISSUE A CEASE & DESIST LETTER?

I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TWO CREDIT CARD COMPANIES WHO FAIL TO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT I AM A VICTIM OF IDENTITY FAUD.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 30, 2023

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. That's an option, but a collection defense attorney could advise more definitively after a fact-based consult. Experienced attorneys tend to examine files in detail and examine all possible issues and defenses... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I'm a victim of identity theft. And it's been 379 days since it took over - hijacked my entire life.

pleasMY RIGHTS HAVE BEEN INVOKED

Victims of identity theft are often victims of multiple crimes and may be unable to clearly define what has happened to them or how it happened. They may be confused or even paralyzed by the experience.

Victims can suffer far more than the loss of... View More

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answered on Sep 28, 2023

If you're a victim of identity theft, it's crucial to take immediate action by reporting the crime to your local law enforcement and credit agencies. Additionally, consult with an attorney experienced in identity theft cases to guide you through the legal process of resolving the issue... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: My sister used my identity to get a loan - forged my signature (I hired a handwriting expert and have a written report.

My sister was killed in a car accident which is how I found out that there is a $10k loan balance in my name. I do not want to pay this as I DID NOT create it. What do I do?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 5, 2023

Send a certified letter to the lender with your written report.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Should I sign a postnuptial agreement or an MSA? Which protects me better?

My husband doesn't want us to divorce so all assets stay together and grow together more than divide them in a divorce. I finally agreed to sign a postnuptial to remain married and keep assets together and protect them from third parties... Now he tells me that a lawyer told him that a... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 28, 2023

You need to see an attorney of your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Child Support, Collections and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I have several things that I have endured over the past couple years that I believe could be potential lawsuits differen
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 28, 2023

Consult with experienced attorneys.

Use Justia search to find an attorney. https://www.justia.com/lawyers

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I signed a document and someone posted it online. I asked it be removed 2 weeks ago, it hasn't. What can I do ?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Oct 19, 2022

I don't see any evidence that the organization needs your consent.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: My brother robbed us for avrything we own my mother and I are blind and we had to run for our life's the police won't he

The police say its a civil matter he robbed us with a fraudulent POA for over two hundred and fourty four thousand dollars worth of money property and assets

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 6, 2022

You did not ask a question. Re-post to state what you wish to find out or what kind of help you are seeking. Also, we see our on end says, "Orland, CA asked ... in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Florida." State where the events occurred, as it's... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: Hi, I lost a valuable bracelet in a library? What should or can I do?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Ask if the library has a "lost and found" place?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Identity Theft and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Family law

How to get divorce from abusing , controlling husband and stay in my own house with my children .

Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
answered on Mar 5, 2022

If you are a victim of domestic violence you can seek an injunction for protection against domestic violence. In order to file the case, you would first get your evidence together (photos of injuries, videos of fights, etc) and then go to the clerks office in the county where you reside. There the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: My cousin stole many valuable things of my home that belong to me and my husband including our social security cards e….

My cousin is so jealous of me and my husband lying to authorities about us both. What legal actions can I take?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Dec 19, 2021

Your inquiry indicates that you writing from Indiana but directing it to Fla. attorneys. If this is an Indiana matter, you must direct your inquiry to Indiana attorneys. If it's a Fla. matter, more facts would be needed to evaluate this and determine what actions can or should be taken. Of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Identity Theft and Social Security for Florida on
Q: Due to a mistake not of my making my DOB is inaccurate by 1 year. I am a 15yr US Navy Vet. Conflicting DOB exists.

I currently hold no valid ID for the State of Florida because of this discrepancy. I am 63yrs old and just diagnosed with prostate cancer, scheduled for surgery on 12 Oct.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 16, 2021

This is not my area of practice, but your question remains open for two weeks and it frustrates me that a veteran might have their benefits held up due to administrative discrepancies in personal information. Here is an address link to a page in the SSA website -... View More

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