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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on
Q: Ex-wife took out a $300,000 life policy in my name, no consent, and made herself the beneficiary. Recourse? I have proof

- I have the fraudulent application filled out in her writing.

-She signed my name on the application.

-She said I was her husband on the application.

-She listed her address on the application for any correspondence.

-She listed her contact information for any... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Nov 24, 2023

In your situation, there are several legal actions you can consider. Firstly, identity theft and fraud are serious crimes, and you should report this incident to law enforcement. Given your ex-wife's history of impersonating you, a police report can be instrumental in documenting the pattern... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on
Q: Foreclosure,check fraud,SNAP fraud,credit cards open.Family member took advantage of grandmother. She's out 25,000+HELP

Family member was caregiver for grandmother was supposed to pay mortgage,bills.. Never paid mortgage. grandmother will lose house foreclosure, she's out $20,000. Family member left grandmother bank account $0. Grandmother's social security check went into bank account&stimulus checks... View More

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jan 20, 2022 is a good place for you to start to seek help for your elderly relative. Good luck to both of you.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Public Benefits and Social Security for Rhode Island on
Q: My daughter's father died in Jan '20 the 1st stim. check still went to him and I never got it. How do I get the 2nd ch

He received the first stimulus check to his address I'm assuming his mother took it because I never got it. After he died Jan 2nd 2020 his father did his taxes and claimed my daughter so will my second stimulus check be sent there also? How do I make sure that it goes to the right place. Also... View More

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Jan 5, 2021

The IRS handles the Economic Income Payments (stimulus checks). IRS will be issuing the second round of payments based on the information the IRS has on file for your 2019 tax return, the information provided by Non-Filers tool, payment information entered on the Get My Payment tool, or information... View More

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
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?... View 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... View More

Neville Bedford
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... View 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... View More

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
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
Neville Bedford
answered on Feb 25, 2013

Contact The RI Bar association for a referral to a specialist in this area of law.

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