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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Is it considered impersonating a peace officer when answering the phone "Sheriff's Department,..." for possible scammer?

When receiving phone calls from possible scammers, is it illegal to say "Sheriff's Department, Fraud Division. This is a recorded line, how may we help you?" when answering the phone?

Edgardo Rafael Baez
Edgardo Rafael Baez answered on Nov 19, 2019

I must say, although this is a clever way to get rid of these scam calls, I would select another entity to imitate, although it does not appear that you would be impersonating an officer but I would not take a chance if I was you. Many blessings to you!

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
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David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Nov 11, 2019

Sorry, is there a question you would like to ask?

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: My Driving License Identity was used at a traffic citation by someone. I have received Order of Suspension from the Stat

Hi I received a Order of Suspension letter from the State of Florida Division of Motorist Services. Someone used my license details (name / DOB /height) on a traffic citation and the county is taking me to court. The car details on the Citation are unknown to me and I can prove I was at a... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 8, 2019

You go to the hearing and prove it wasn't you. You might want to subpoena witnesses who would testify as to your alibi.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Elder Law for South Carolina on
Q: My 77 y/o neighbor I believe is being scammed. Involving WalMart cards and money gram. Who can help her? 29582

She received "postal money orders for 3k, she was to cash and send $300.00 keep the balance. She recently sent $200.00 towards $2500.00 needed to release funds of 80k held in ApexCreditUnion.US. I'd like to find someone to help her.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 4, 2019

law enforcement

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Estate Planning and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: How to get Fidelity 401k to unlock my account.

I have had id theft issues for years. Recently this affected my 401k my account was locked due to thief tried to access account and changed email address. They said they needed to verify my identity and so I sent them copies of dl, ssn and also sent them several police reports that I have... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 3, 2019

Roll that account over to an IRA with a different custodian. The new custodian will help you get it rolled over. Fees might be higher but at least you will get access to your funds. Before you withdraw from it make sure you understand the tax implications.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: a company I use to work for used my name to commit medical fraud can i sue them?.. there is proof and a investigation

I worked for a home health care agency that is under investigation for forgery. Documents with my name and a fake signature was used to commit medicaid fraud when i was on a medical leave. this is only the beginning of the many things that this company did to me. would i have a case and what can... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 1, 2019

Sure, you can sue. Is there anyone available to pay damages? One of the problems with fly by night companies is they tend to up and vanish. A court order for you to be paid is far from you actually getting paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Identity Theft for Kentucky on
Q: Does KY offer dismissal of traffic citation for speeding, no proof of registration and insurance charges?

I got stopped for speeding 15 mph, and hadn't transferred/register my car I recently bought and no insurance. Since I've obtained both registration and insurance, could both of these charges be dismissed? Thanks

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 26, 2019

The registration certainly could be. Unless you had insurance when you were driving the car, most likely they’ll want a plea on no insurance. Inquire about diversion on all charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does a advance health care directive need to be notarized?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

It doesn't "have" to be--but then a hospital may not follow it. They want to be sure it's your free will.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Collections and Identity Theft for Oklahoma on
Q: There's been a payday loan taken out in my name, with my SS#, what can I do?

Its not being paid back, and its going on my credit report. What should I do next? How can I prove it is the person that I suspect it to be that is responsible for this? I disputed the mark on my credit report, but I don't know how to prove to them it wasn't me.

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 20, 2019

Quickly contact PayDay and ask them to preserve the video surveillance from the transactions they claim to have with you. Contact the police and advise them that your identity has been compromised. Contact Equifax and the other major credit reporting agencies and advise that your identity has been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Identity Theft and Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: WHICH EXACT LAW is broken when my data is sent out WITHOUT BEING INFORMED, disproportionately and not relevantly?

Which EXACT law RECTIFIES data retrieval & DELETION FROM those where it was sent to?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 19, 2019

This question cannot be answered without much more information from you.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: What would happen if an officer mistakenly writes the wrong information on a ticket?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Usually, spelling errors or typos don't cancel a ticket, BUT major errors could make the ticket invalid. Make sure you appear on the trial date and see if the prosecution catches the error and their response.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue or press charges for credit Muling?

I was bribed into thinking I wouldn’t be stuck to pay the payments of several phones bought by the credit mule. I was quietly forced to sign my signature.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 10, 2019

Call the Sheriff's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Delaware on
Q: How to resolve an arrest warrant in DE if I’m in FL? Never been in DE, I’ve been accused of identity theft there.
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 8, 2019

You need to retain an attorney in DE". .

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Washington on
Q: I have a renter that gets untol amounts of mail from capital one, often multiple per day. Could it be something illegal?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

How would an attorney on the internet know if something nefarious is occurring?

4 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: where should I report extortion and identity theft
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 1, 2019


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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft on
Q: Dale, Mariam and Banks Associates at Law ringing me about a scam that my identity was used in , are they a legit lawye
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 1, 2019

You could ask them to send you something in writing. As a general measure, one could look up the entity that the caller says they are from. If you suspect that your identity was used without your authorization, be vigilant when reviewing your financial records for the immediate future. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Securities Law on
Q: Is it debit fraud if someone gives you their debit card and pin to spend on one thing and you spend it all on yourself?


Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 18, 2019

Congratulations! You win today's Grand Prize here on Justia for posting the most creative excuse for violating several laws I have ever seen--or even imagined.

Answer to your question: No, what you did is not called "debit fraud." It is called "stealing"--which the last time I looked is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Identity Theft for Arkansas on
Q: I have multiple active case(s), and no return calls from the Attorney(s) I have informed. What do I do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 18, 2019

Anything is possible. They may be in court, they may have needed to take time off, there may not be developments to report on, etc. But still, you are entitled to have your calls returned. You could follow up with email and let them know that you have been trying to reach them. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: What if you receive a parking citation via mail from a city 3 hours away, but you were not in that city on that day?

Received what appears to be a parking citation via mail. Neither I, nor my vehicle were anywhere near that city, 3 hours away from me, on the day that the ticket was issued. This appears to have been issued based solely on my license plate number. I called the court office and they said that the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 17, 2019

Parking Tickets are not Moving Violations of the Rules of the Road. Usually City/County Ordinance or Code violations. That is non-criminal. You can go to Court and contest, or forget about it. It will not generate points but might affect your credit score. I fail to see how this could affect... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: Can I request money from identity theft before the case is settled
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 16, 2019

You are certainly allowed to ask the person you suspected that stole your identity to provide you with restitution even before their case is settled. Don't threaten them or offer anything in exchange, simply ask that they make you whole again. If they are smart they will realize that paying back... Read more »

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