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Massachusetts Identity Theft Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Massachusetts on
Q: I have been a victim of medical identity theft and need help to figure out what steps to take to correct this.

My health was used multiple times for ambulance rides, hospital and doctors visits. Now, I need help to rectify the damage done to my credit and medical records

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 16, 2019

Contact your health insurance carrier without delay to notify them of the security breach. If you receive bills for co-payments or other uncovered charges, contact the entities doing the billing (hospitals, physicians, ambulance services, etc.) and coordinate with your insurance carrier to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Massachusetts on
Q: AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE STOLE MY DEBIT CARD AND WHEN I CONFRONTED HER SHE WONT GIVE IT BACK

IF I CALL THE POLICE WILL THEY BE ABLE TO GET IT FROM HER AND WILL SHE BE ARRESTED?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2019

Nobody can predict what the police will do. If she stole your property, you can report this theft to the police. You would be wise to consider reporting this to your bank to protect your assets. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Q: I'm looking for a pro bono federal prosecutor in Boston, MA.

This is a large case involving a family member stealing my inherited social security funds as a result of my father's death. ID theft & personal property by stolen friends, family state l’ve been disabled since 9. I am now 41. I’ve been Misdiagnosed since 9 mounts ago! Now friends & family... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 15, 2018

Pro bono prosecutor?? you cannpt hire a prosecutor. Prosecutors work for the government.

Call the Department of HHS. They have investigators

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Massachusetts on
Q: How can I get the bill out of my name without filing a police report

My mother placed a utility bill in my name without my knowledge. The bill is over four grand. I contacted the company as soon as I found out but they said I have to file a police report. I do not want my mother to go to jail and I can not let her find out I am trying to take the bill out of my name... Read more »

David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Oct 2, 2017

Go to the FTC website, IDTheft.gov and download an ID Theft Affidavit. Present that to the utility company. If they harass you after you fill out the affidavit and provide it to them, get a solid consumer protection law firm to help you.

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