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Internet law for the public

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016

Internet law for the public

The Internet has become a powerful weapon nowadays and in the wrong hands, it can create a great damage.  The most vulnerable area, where the Internet has major issues is shopping online. Costumes are required to reveal their personal information, banking accounts, credit cards, their images or even their contact information. That is why every customer may become subject to the identity or money theft.

People fail to recognize how their lives have become endangered just because they reveal too much information online. To protect yourself better, we will explain legal terms such as identity theft and online safety, and if something like this happens, you will know how to seek appropriate help.

Identity theft

ContentImageHandlerThis type of crime has become common in the modern society.  Unfortunately, so many people are still unaware of it. But, how is this crime committed? A thief uses private information of an individual against him; thief intention isn’t only focused on financial information, such as bank accounts and credit cards, but also on other data, such as medical records, personal email, social security number and other unprotected data. Anything that isn’t secured can be used against you.

passwordsThere are ways to protect your personal records, and one of them is by limiting the flow of information. Keep your personal information secure, use strong passwords for all accounts and protect your computer data with a strong antivirus software.

If by any chance you find out that your identity has been stolen, immediately close all your accounts and report such an action to company fraud division. It would be wise to have the copies of all documents that will be able to support your claim. Identity theft can also be reported to the Federal Trade Commission, and they are proven to be more efficient than local police.

Online safety

There are some cases where scammers reached their victims through emails. Two usual methods scammers use are phishing and spoofing. The first method, an e-mail phishing, a fraudster impersonates to be a business partner of uses another entry to get a hold of personal information of the victim. The second method, an e-mail spoofing, the fraudster uses external links to convince the reader of an email, to follow that link and then he puts a malware into his computer.


digital-advertising-fraud-ChinaThis is a severe type of digital fraud, and it is very hard to discover. FBI has some advice for all online users: do not respond to emails that have suspicious content, track all your accounts and transactions and always be cautious when someone who is unknown to you tries to make a contact through an email.

If you have suffered any this frauds, you should report it immediately. FBI works closely with their citizens and also has two separate divisions, FTC and National Fraud Information Center, where you can file a complaint against such action and seek legal help.


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How to legally change your name?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016

How to legally change your name?

There are some reasons why people decide to change their name. You might be recently divorced or got married, or you just want a new name. We will guide you through this process and give you directions how to obtain a new name in no time.

When you start this type of procedure, it is important to choose a proper name. In cases where you change your last name to match your spouses, or after divorce you want your old name back, you have a pattern here, and you can’t make a mistake. On the other hand, if you want to choose a brand new name, you must make sure it meets certain standards and regulations. For example, don’t choose a name that is hard to pronounce or that can be connected with violence, also avoid using the names of celebrities and don’t change your name to commit some fraud.

1197263842_af93a024_birth_certificate_richard_waters_reduced890It is important to have proper documentation; you can always visit your state’s website or local courthouse to find more about this subject. Each of these web pages has the forms required to file a request. On the other hand, you can always decide to use the help of the court’s clerk. If you are online in search for these documents, try typing something like documents and petition for change of the name. But you will need these papers: request for a change of name, evidence to show why are you changing the name, social security number, birth certificate and ID.

In the request, you will need to enter general information about yourself, your future name and the reason why are you changing the name. You also need to submit the document where you state a general reason why you wish to change your name, and in many states, it is a practice to publish information about the name in newspapers at least one week before the actual procedure. In this way, affected parties may object to your decision.

Once you fill in the request, you must gather all your documentation and take it to a local court that handles these type of situations. The court’s clerk will check your papers and may require some additional documentation, such as notarized application, California ask two copies of the application and some states request to post your name in local newspapers.

Each state will require from you to pay a fee for their services, the fee ranges between $100 and $200, but this fee might be much larger in some states, for example in California, you will have to pay $435. Once you pay that fee, the only thing is left to wait for the hearing date.

document_handoverWhen you attend your court hearing, the judge will review your request, and he will decide whether to grant of refuse your request, this all depends on documentation and reasons you submitted to the court.
If the judge grants you to change the name, you will get at name change decree, and you will use it to change your legal documents.

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