Calgary, AB -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/03/2014 -- Identity theft is a form of stealing someone's identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name. The victim of identity theft (here meaning the person whose identity has been assumed by the identity thief) can suffer adverse consequences if they are held responsible for the perpetrator's actions. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another's personally identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
Can a business be the victim of identity theft? The answer is yes.
On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 our office discovered that a self represented litigant opposing one of our clients has appropriated various derivative domain names of “igrasfamilylaw” and our firm’s logo. This impostor is attempting to actively mislead our clients, potential new client, colleagues, service providers, members of the legal community and the public on the World Wide Web and on various social media sites including but not limited to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter by passing himself off as representing our Law Firm.
The sites and social media pages are in no way affiliated with Igras Family Law, Calgary Family Lawyers & Mediators, Waldemar Igras, Barrister & Solicitor or his legal team. Any advice from or internet posting associated with these impostor account do not reflect the views of our Firm nor should they be interpreted as legal advice, information or communication with our office.
Please note that only the .com domain name, namely http://www.igrasfamilylaw.com and e-mails ending with @igrasfamilylaw.com come from our Calgary Family Law Firm and its members.
For more information on this issue please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (403) 718 – 9580.
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