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Will I get in legal trouble if I use somebody else’s picture?

I was banned from a site. To evade it, I plan on impersonating a fictional cousin of mine with a fictional name, but if people suspect that it is a sock puppet account, I plan on uploading a picture ...
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Clarification: identity theft/impersonation/personal id info and examples

The following pertains to NEW YORK laws. What is the difference among criminal impersonation in the 2nd degree and identity theft and unlawful possession of personal identifying information in the ...
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Force third party to delete ssn from database

I erroneously gave my ssn to a recruiter working for a tech recruitment company. They asked for it because they needed it to post me for a bank job. At least that's what they claimed. Long story ...
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special counsel indictments

Sixteen counts of conspiracy to defraud the US Government https://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-923-18-usc-371-conspiracy-defraud-us by obstructing official activities of the DOJ and ...
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What crimes have been committed in English law?

This is an odd question, I know, I’m writing a novel, know nothing about law, and would really appreciate your help. Is this illegal (in England): Person A looks a lot like Person B. With Person B'...
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Can one lose their identity if their appearance changes drastically?

If a person altered their appearance suddenly and drastically, their sex, apparent ethnicity, eye color, height, all of these changed, would that person be in peril of having their identity (...
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Stolen passport and loan is taken or company opened who is liable for fraud?

One of my relatives got his wallet with EU passport, drivers license and his credit cards stolen in Kiev... He immediately told about this to his bank, police and embassy, so at this point everything ...
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Is it legal to sign up for EBay/PayPal account in fictitious name?

Is it legal to sign up for a PayPal/EBay account under a random, fictitious name? I'm not talking about stealing someone's identity or attempting to circumvent paying taxes. I just want to create ...
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Is it illegal to possess a counterfeit national ID card without actually using it?

I just came across a lost counterfeit French national ID card on a bus with my name, photo and correct personal details. I am fairly sure about who created or ordered it (without my permission) My ...
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EU Employer demands birth certificate - Why?

My brother is Irish, he starts a job as manager of a bar in France. He provided his Irish Passport for id, and the employer wants an original birth certificate. My understanding is birth certificate,...
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What could I do to stop this scammer?

I saw on Craigslist a car that used to belong to me for sale with a lower mileage than it had when I sold it (by more than 200000 miles). I want to stop this person from causing any damage, but I ...
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Can a scam-website steal a user's credentials for another service if permission is granted?

Imagine that some scam promises to give you 10,000 FarmVille coins, and asks a user to enter their facebook username and password. If the scam website has a checkbox like this: [ ] I allow xxXxx....
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Is this call from “the Treasury Department” an attempted identity theft?

I got a phone message in which a robotic voice identified itself as the Treasury Department, contacting me about some matter related to my taxes, and saying if I didn't reply I could be arrested. Is ...