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Rhode Island Identity Theft Questions & Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on

Q: My cousin fraudulently opened a bank account in my name in 5/16 has the statue of limits already exceeded for acivil cas

Or a criminal case I was in jail when she did this to me she got into my bank account n opened another one over the phone n the bank cloned my signature

Neville Bedford answered on May 27, 2018

Lot of questions here - Were you under a conviction whilst in jail? (then you may have been civilly dead under the law) That will have some impact on the analysis. When did you discover the identity theft ? Did you file a police report? Put a lock on the three credit bureaus ? Was she prosecuted?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Rhode Island on

Q: Are credit card banks required to return monies you charged to pay someone's bail but in fact we were being scammed?

My wife, of 58 yrs, received a call from her niece requesting help for bail money. This is a long story, I don't don't how much I can fit so I am keeping it as short as possible. I was told to buy 4 $500.00 iTune gift cards and send the numbers to a Florida police station before she was arranged... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Sep 19, 2016

I just reread the second posting of the same question. You were tricked BUT you legitimately purchased ITUNES cards. That is a problem. Contact the Itunes seller and see if they might be able to reverse those charges and cancel the cards. It is possible you may have no recourse as you were duped... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on

Q: employees for a non profit school, where they were negligent and emailed all w-2 info of employees to phishing scam.

The school apparently was scammed into believing the person requesting all w-2 info was administration. After involving state police have learned it was people in another country. Some employees are already reporting identity theft. I am so afraid that someone out there, knows everything about me... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Apr 5, 2016

Basically, yes, there does have to be damages. At this point, you have no harm besides anxiety.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Rhode Island on

Q: How I find a lawyer for help with fraud and identity theft?

Neville Bedford answered on Feb 25, 2013

Contact The RI Bar association for a referral to a specialist in this area of law. https://www.ribar.com/LRS/Referral.aspx

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