Rhode Island Identity Theft Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 27, 2018
Neville Bedford's answer
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? convicted? Was restitution ordered? If you wish to hire and pay private counsel to press the civil action, you should make sure you get it filed less than three(3) years after the incident (or since...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 19, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
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 into believing that law enforcement is now accepting ITUNES payments. Much like the bitcoin - western union and other scams that are operating.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for Rhode Island on
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
Basically, yes, there does have to be damages. At this point, you have no harm besides anxiety.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 25, 2013
Neville Bedford's answer
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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