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What are my rights when someone else uses a voucher issued to me?

I was issued a £360 voucher from Easyjet after my suitcases didn't arrive for four days after a flight I took. The voucher was sent to me via email in direct response to a protracted claim I had made. ...
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If my license plates are thrown to the dumpster, do I need to report them as lost?

I lived in three provinces in Canada and kept the license plates that I had in all of them for personal collection purposes. Then I moved to France, leaving some of my things at a friend's (or so I ...
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Is it illegal to act like someone else without claiming their identity?

Let's say Mallory puts on makeup to look like a celebrity, maybe even the president of a country, and goes around sounding and acting like that celebrity. He goes to events where only the celebrity ...
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Are these acts of impersonation without claim and sharing without proper validation on the internet illegal?

Let's say Mallory makes a video where he looks, sounds, and acts like someone (e.g. a celebrity, the president of the United States) using makeup and voice acting. In the video, he might be doing ...
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Which state has jurisdiction in a case of online identity theft?

Facts directly pertinent to the question A supervisor takes the case over from subordinate 1 at the arbitrator to not be compelled to admit that it failed to carry out its statutory and contractual ...
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identity theft of traditional artisans

As a legally-constituted craftswomens cooperative in Mexico, do we have a legal right to complain about the use of the images of our own persons and of our family members to promote the sale of ...
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What if a courier steals my personal information [closed]

Since I recently moved in another country (Italy), I wanted to obtain a local phone number. After I applied online for my new SIM card, I had to provide the telephony company with a copy of an ...
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Is it illegal to carry someone else's ID or credit card?

I was watching a video by RealWorldPolice about a high school student who was arrested for carrying a loaded gun into his school in Seattle, WA. Footage of the entire search, detainment, and arrest of ...
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My mom was homeless for 20 years; now has no legal identity

This is a real-world scenario but based on the theoretical question posted here: What documents and testimony establish identity and what happens if they're lost? My mother has a real problem in ...
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Unauthorized online banking personal identity compromised

My father in law recently died. I have just found out that his girlfriend has been accessing a trustee account utilizing an old user ID and password. No funds were withdrawn, but the bank's cyber-...
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Delete another user's account using my email address

Let's suppose I have an email account: [email protected]. Then, some other user signs up on a third-party service with email-based login with my email address (by mistake or not) and then I receive a ...
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Alternative to supplying extensive personal ID to have a fraudulently opened account closed

I recently received an email outlining an order for an Internet service to a US mainland address from a US-based service provider. The order included an account number, order number and a street ...
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Mortgage company sent full name, SSN, DOB, and address over email

Just as I said in the title. My mortgage company sent me a document I need to sign via unencrypted email and unfortunately it was pre-filled with my full name, SSN, DOB, and home address. I'm very ...
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Bank negligence, checkings account compromised by id thief and bank on purpose holds me responsible to further my debt with interest

I been a victim of id theft. On the same day that there were two fake checks deposited that were bounced, money was withdrawn physically within a branch of the bank, that day and another time four ...
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business intentionally hijacking search traffic of competitor

Texas: Successful small business working on search engine optimization / link back / search elevation... I determine major provider (yellowpages) has entry for us. Lists us by old address, and clicks ...
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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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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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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 ...
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