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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, International Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: We got an email from who we thought was our Singapore supplier asking for payment. Payment was sent and goods received.

Our thread of emails between us and our supplier was somehow intercepted. Over email the person told us the bank information had changed. We sent the wire to the account that was advised. We got the goods. Whoever hacked my suppliers email cut the email communication between us off since they... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Dec 28, 2022

You have fallen victim to one of the pitfalls of email versus telephone.

Your problem is more complex than can be answered here. You need to contact a good International Lawyer, either in your city, or NYC if you are close. Your facts are "too skinny" for someone on a question...
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2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: If you post an opinion on social media can it be slanderous

I posted a statue on social media with a disclaimer “in my opinion “ and now an attorney says it is slander because I misinterpreted the statue. And discredited his work on a filed Resolution

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Oct 23, 2022

Adding your opinion to something will generally not protect you against a possible slander law suit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can i file a lawsuit against instagram facebook and Meta

My accounts have been hacked and my information is being used!!

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on May 24, 2022

Most likely the agreement you signed when you became a member contained an arbitration clause. One clause in that agreement provides that you waive trial and agree to arbitrate any disputes.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do I sue my mother for placing a tracking app on my phone?

I live in New Jersey. I am 25 years old. I just found out that my mother placed a tracking app on my phone called AT&T Secure Family. I heard that it's against the law to put a tracking app on an adult's phone without permission. It's only legal when you are a child, but when you... Read more »

James A. Abate
James A. Abate
answered on Mar 31, 2022

There is not a suit for money damages in my opinion. But if you want to spend attorneys fees to investigate their might be someone who will take your money. If you believe your privacy was criminality violated you can ask the police to prosecute. But the family secure app may require a family... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: got fraud cheque from someone and asked me to deposit and do wire transfer and my bank balance went minus

I got an email regarding the job offer, when I asked about details they didn't mention anything and sent the cheque directly through email. I declined the offer. I asked them to cancel the cheque. They mentioned once it is initiated they cant cancel and forced me to deposit and transfer their... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Feb 20, 2022

You should never deposit a check like that unless you call the bank it is drawn on to verify the funds. Even as an attorney, I have gotten suspicious checks, and I always call. Report it to the NJ Dept of Banking and Insurance. You should not have a problem. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter is being cyberbullied by other students and the school is not doing anything to fix this. What to do?
Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester
answered on Jul 15, 2021

While you may not be able to do much to force the school to take action, there is a criminal offense in NJ pertaining to cyber-harassment (found on this site by searching for 2C:33-4.1) and you could file a complaint at the police department against those bullying her under that statute. That said,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I read children's books on sites like Youtube? If so, am I also allowed to display the pages of the book for viewer

Is reading a children's book online legal as long as you aren't trying to monetize it? (New Jersey)

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Jun 7, 2021

Monetizing has nothing to do with copyright violation.

You should be careful and consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: my son is arrested for recording a girl doing sexual acts on her phone. Also this happened about 3 years ago when 15

They were dating, he was recording while they were together so she had knowledge Did they have to wait for him to become 18? What is the worst cast scenario? He’s being charged with invasion of privacy and cyber bullying

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jun 11, 2019

No they don't have to wait until he is 18 to Charge Him. Get him a lawyer now or if you can't afford one a public defender.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: What options do i have if a friend locks me out of an Instagram account

I am 20 yrs old and began business with a friend (no corp, llc or agreement). I developed a following and good feed-back rating through Instagram (the sales and feedback are 95% mine all good). I rented space at trade shows, invested in a professional to create a online website purchased and gave... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Jan 6, 2019

A letter from an experienced litigation attorney should be sufficient to rectify this problem.

3 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am attending an event that I paid for and would like to use pictures that I take for my blog and my social media.

Correspondence between event info and I resulted in this response:

"You are welcome to take pictures and bring your camera, but agrees not to transmit, distribute, or sell (or aid in transmitting, distributing, or selling), any media now or hereafter existing, any description,... Read more »

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
answered on Oct 4, 2018

It's actually quite common for event-holders to restrict the use of intellectual property rights to the activities occurring within their event space -- Just as you would not be permitted to post live action of an NFL game that you attended, it's reasonable for this event to restrict the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: I bought 890$ worth of comics from someone through eBay. Ebay messed up charged my moms old card it still charged her

new account. Being neither of us knew her card was charged she disputed it. Paypal has a certain way they deal with it, so they pull the money from the person who was paid.It does not mean that that's the final result.PayPal hasn't made a decision yet, but he went to the police and... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 26, 2018

Unfortunately it sounds like you are in the wrong and liable criminally for using the wrong card as ebay does have you choose a card number in the order form, and you are supposed to review and confirm this, thus your fault. Hopefully, you won't get charged with anything as they are giving... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: Who owns this furniture or am I entitled to any of it?

When I was with my ex her father bought us furniture for our apartment using his debit card, but under my accounts on Walmart.com and IKEA.com. They then kicked me out and kept all the furniture.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Aug 18, 2018

Just because they used your account does not mean that it became your furniture you would need more proof.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: If I were to promote a website in return for a payment that is doing something illegal would I be held accountable?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Apr 11, 2018

Maybe, more information would be needed, but the safe rule is to always say no see backpage. Anything else more information would be needed and expect to pay for the advise for specific information.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/

As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/see? Are they allowed to see what I did and possibly use it against me to hurt me etc? Can they keep my info? Or does it vary school by school. I need to know for my project Thanks a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jan 12, 2018

Several factors can apply but most information posted on the web is public and you have no right to privacy for most public information. If you need more specific information you will need to take an appointment with a lawyer which most will charge you for.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Q: I cancelled my order online, there taking a restocking fee, but won't pay back the rest. Is that illegal

The transmission cost 1,145.00

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jan 12, 2018

The answer would depend on the terms you agreed to online when you placed the order which most people either don't read or just check.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are my rights when it pertains to my husband posting revenge porn on his Facebook page?

My husband assaulted me and when I filled a TRO he posited nude photos online for my parents, children, And the world to see. He sent me text messages to ask me how my family likes the photos. These pictures were takien without my permission by way of screenshot during a conversation through the... Read more »

William N. Sosis
William N. Sosis
answered on Jan 6, 2018

Assuming the TRO is limited to the assault, a non-consensual posting of sexually explicit photographs is a criminal offense at both the state and federal levels. You should contact a New Jersey Family Law attorney to get this resolved.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is there a way to remove dismissed lawsuit filings off Google searches?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 1, 2017

No the case and results are generally public records.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: If my boyfriend decided to record our conversations that took place in our bedroom, is it

an invasion of my privacy? Can I sue him as a result? Also if his friends have hacked into my cellphone to obtain private information and set up fake websites, like fake Google, can I build a case of intrusion upon seclusion for the mental anguish that I'm experiencing as a result? Can I also... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 24, 2017

If your boyfriend was a part of the conversation he is allowed to record it, as for the rest of our question I will leave that for other counsel to answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: can u be videotaped caught cheating W/O knowing and get posted on facebook? NJ

This was done to me without my knowledge from both girls and posted on Facebook . The only reason I knew about it the following day I was contacted by a friend who saw it

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 25, 2017

The answer depends on where you were the video was taken and even then it is not a simple answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: Someone who answered my ad on craigslist is harassing me. They threatened to put my pics and information on craigslist

They sound like they are blackmailing me. They accused me of doing things I never did. How do I stop this harassment?

They even came to my house twice. I don't even know their name and they know my name. I changed my cell number so they can;t text me anymore. They tracked me down by... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Apr 29, 2017

You can only get a restraining order if you had a relationship with the person and that means more than just friends. Your best bet is to have a lawyer send a cease and desist order and threaten them with a lawsuit. It may cost you several hundred dollars for the lawyer to do this, but its your... Read more »

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