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Is it illegal to carry someone else's ID or credit card?

I think the officer is probably lying, not just mistaken, but they are not required to always be truthful. In addition to the law against possessing ID with intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any ...
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Is it illegal to carry someone else's ID or credit card?

Looking at Washington's Identity Theft statute RCW 9.35.020 No person may knowingly obtain, possess, use, or transfer a means of identification or financial information of another person, living or ...
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EU Employer demands birth certificate - Why?

This is weird. Within the EU, a passport is proof of identity, and it is also proof that you are allowed to take a job in the EU. There is nothing that a birth certificate would add to this. Either ...
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Is this call from "the Treasury Department" an attempted identity theft?

Chances are almost exactly zero that this is a legitimate call. However, if you would like to verify that with the Department of the Treasury, they have a fraud hotline at 1-800-359-3898, which you ...
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Can one lose their identity if their appearance changes drastically?

A US passport does not list height or make claims about ethnicity: what you have is a birth date and state, and photograph. A passport is taken to be strong proof of identity. You may apply for a new ...
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Is it illegal to carry someone else's ID or credit card?

Note that it's pretty obviously not illegal to simply possess another person's ID--it's not exactly an unusual situation with couples. I have handed plenty (probably upwards of 100) of government ...
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Can one lose their identity if their appearance changes drastically?

is there any evidence they could prepare in advance that would secure their identity? Have a DNA test taken under circumstances when the identity of the person who is taking the test cannot be ...
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special counsel indictments

Can millions of these individuals be indicted? Yes, they can indicted. Anyone (as an individual or a group who conspires) who commits a crime can be indicted. (But, it's a fantasy to think that ...
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What crimes have been committed in English law?

At common law, which may no longer be the law in England, your name is what you and others use to refer to yourself. So, even if person A was Christened "John Jacob Smith" at birth, while person B ...
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identity theft of traditional artisans

I have only passing knowledge of the laws of Mexico. Any legal action should be discussed with a legally licensed Mexican lawyer. As a legally-constituted craftswomen's cooperative in Mexico, do we ...
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identity theft of traditional artisans

This answer deals only with the right of publicity, not with any other issues raised in the question. In addition to the right under the law of Mexico, the US sate of Ohio has a law protected the ...
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What if a courier steals my personal information

A courier could open the envelope and steal the ID information inside. Whether this is likely depends on how carefully the company is in selecting couriers, and what action the company, and local law ...
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Unauthorized online banking personal identity compromised

At the very least the girlfriend is in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because she has accessed a computer without authorization and thereby obtained a financial record.
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Delete another user's account using my email address

This answer is meant to supplement the answer by user6726 and to follow up to your comment that "it seems the world upside down, somebody uses another's identity to sign up for a service and it's ...
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Delete another user's account using my email address

Let's assume that this is in the US (different countries have different laws but most countries have some version of these protections). The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act prohibits unauthorized access. ...
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Will I get in legal trouble if I use somebody else’s picture?

Well, you’re already breaching their terms of service and committing fraud so you might as well add breaching personality rights and possibly copyright violation. Hope the jails are nice where you ...
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Stolen passport and loan is taken or company opened who is liable for fraud?

There is almost certainly not a uniform international rule of law on this question. Burden of proof is an issue of civil procedure and not all countries place the same burden of proof on the same ...
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Is it legal to sign up for EBay/PayPal account in fictitious name?

It would appear not legal to sign up for a PayPal account while not using your real name, reading the TOS at PayPal: Prohibited Activities You may not use the PayPal service for activities ...
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