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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My real estate agent owned my property through fraud, including identity theft and forgery of documents.

In 2018, I bought a house in Michigan through a real estate agent living in Miami. During the purchase process, my real estate agent recorded my address as Miami in all documents, even though I do not live in Miami. I am not an American citizen and do not reside in the United States.... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it appears that your real estate agent may have committed serious crimes, including fraud, identity theft, and forgery. If your allegations are true, you have the right to take legal action against the agent and potentially recover your property or receive... 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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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Tengo un problema de una demanda de divorcio no estava presente lo firmaron segun que fui yo pues aparte hay adulterio
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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If someone else signed a divorce petition in your name, this is a serious matter that needs immediate attention. You should gather any evidence that proves you were not present or did not consent to the signing. This could include travel records, receipts, or witness statements.

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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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Q: What type of attorney do I need to file law suits on those who illegally and knowingly let another assume my nok rights

I want to make the parties involved accountable for the pain and suffering im living day to day after my sons death. I spoke to all parties..i signed release of body for cremation yet they let another person step in and

assume my role. They then told all parties not to speak to me or... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

In a situation like yours, where you're dealing with issues around next of kin rights and the legal aftermath of a loved one's death, you would benefit from consulting with an attorney who has experience in family law and estate matters. This type of lawyer can help you navigate the... View More

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 Communications Law, Health Care Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I have a lawsuit against Apple, Geek Squad & Xfinity (and more businesses)for allowing being hacked, verified,no help

A lot of info, dont know where to start, overwhelmed Apple verified my iPhone hacked 23Aug23, 2 Laptops hacked on Geek Squad (GS) watch have been TTech mmbr with GS since 2002 (said couldn’t help me,I have proof they allowed it to happen via remote access,they are Apple Certified) Apple put case... View More

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties and distress you've experienced due to these security breaches and the subsequent lack of support. Given the complexity of your situation, it sounds like you've faced significant challenges on multiple fronts, from personal data security to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury, Banking, Internet Law, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Violation 4th amendment, privacy, harassment, discrimination, targeted individual, identity theft, discrimination

Multiple medical facilities disclosed ALL of my information without concentration or warrant at the time of disclosure. Identity thft, hacking and stealing all of my information and disclosing it on public social media websites. Misconduct and Malicious intent to harm.

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answered on Mar 15, 2024

If you believe your rights under the Fourth Amendment have been violated due to unauthorized disclosure of your private medical information, it's important to take action. Begin by documenting all evidence related to the incidents, such as screenshots, dates, and details of the breaches. Then,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Identity Theft for Idaho on
Q: Hello - My identity was stolen last month. Also, my son passed away last year with intellectual property in his estate.

My phone number was hacked along with my bank, email account, and many other things. I believe that there is a class action lawsuit in place for this issue. I received a letter from LoanDepot last weekend stating that they had a data breach affecting about 17 million people.

My son passed... View More

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answered on Mar 12, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your son's passing and the difficult situation you're facing with identity theft and potential intellectual property issues. These are complex legal matters that require professional guidance. Here are some steps you can take:

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: MI- Previous boss impersonated me by taking and failing a Fair housing course. Can i press charges? Is this a crime?

In my last job, my boss took a online fair housing course compliance test for me without my knowledge or permission. My boss also failed this test, which I'm sure adds this to my employee record. The course was on Sexual assault which also just looks bad to fail. The company has not fired... View More

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answered on Mar 7, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, your former boss's actions could potentially constitute identity theft, fraud, and/or forgery. Impersonating someone else to take a course or test on their behalf without their consent is unethical and likely illegal.

Your options include:...
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I feel that I am a victim of identity theft. I discovered that my landlord forged my signature on legal forms to the IRS

My apartment manager and his assistant have been sending fraudulent paperwork to the IRS and the Housing Authority in my name to get tax credits and earned income. Who should I report this to?

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If you believe you're a victim of identity theft due to your landlord forging your signature on legal forms for IRS and Housing Authority benefits, it's important to take immediate action. The first step is to report the fraud to the local police or law enforcement in your area. This... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Collections and Federal Crimes for Arkansas on
Q: I have had my identity and savings stolen from a conman, how do I hold him accountable and get justice for his actions?

In May of 2020 I met a man who was everything I had prayed for. I thought, little did I know it was a game he was playing to wipe me out. I had just been approved for my disability for severe brain trauma and PTSD the very day I met him. In our third date we were involved in a motorcycle wreck that... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about this terrible situation. Recovering from identity theft and financial fraud requires assertive action across multiple fronts:

1. Continue working with your banks and credit card providers to document fraudulent activity, ensure your accounts are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: what court would a creditor lawsuit be filed in? my guess is they are civil due to monetary damages being sought.

I had a large sum of money go missing with a prior bank I had accounts at, trying to figure out what happened and who is responsible(creditor) who potentially filed the creditor suit so I can go sue them. Am a beneficiary of an irrevocable trust.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In most cases, creditor lawsuits are indeed filed in civil court, particularly when seeking monetary damages. If you suspect that a creditor has filed a lawsuit against you or the entity you represent, you should receive formal notification from the court. This notification typically includes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Comment dénoncer une fraude et une usurpation d'identité

On utilise mon compte bancaire mon identité et mes données personnelles

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If your bank account, identity, and personal data are being used fraudulently, it's critical to act immediately to protect yourself. First, contact your bank to report the unauthorized use of your account and personal information. Request that they freeze or secure your account to prevent... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: I just received an alert that I had a derogatory on my credit.

I found this weird as my credit score is 843 and I take pride in it. I called the firm representing whoever put the 679 judgement against me and they said it was for a Rachel. I don't have any clue who this person is and it it was from Naples Fl who I have no one in that area. They just pulled... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If you cannot get this off your record by disputing it with the credit bureaus, then you will need an attorney. That amount of money may not justify the expense. It would help to get a copy of the judgment from the Court it was entered. Then you can talk to the attorney about suit. It the... View More

Q: Is Abuse and Exploitation, identity theft, financial abuse, physical and emotional abuse fall under white collar crime?

My current guardian has abused her placement by deliberate maltreatment and manipulation of my health using my mental health against me. Guardian has been taking advantage of me, my entire life as a person for her personal gain and control. She assaulted me with a broom. Then she admitted in open... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, the types of abuse and exploitation you have described would generally be considered forms of white collar crime. Specifically:

- Identity theft - Using someone's personal or financial information illegally for fraudulent purposes. This is a type of white collar crime.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Identity Theft for Georgia on
Q: Does anyone in the macon area provide probono help or will work anything out to help me with a wrongful dfacs case&DV
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on Feb 15, 2024

The Public Defender will get involved if there is a criminal issue, and if DFCS is involved you need representation ASAP.

There are several churches and charities that offer some financial assistance and referrals, especially if there has been abuse involved.

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need in a breach of Hippo law against a primary doctor
Tim Akpinar
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answered on Feb 10, 2024

An attorney who works with health care matters should be able to handle HIPAA claims - you chose the correct category. You also chose Identity Theft as a category. If this resulted in identity theft related to information from your medical records, check your financial statements from banks and... View More

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