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I think I am being scammed as part of as extortion racket
I think I am being scammed as part of as extortion racket but would like to kinda make sureJA: The Criminal Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: Contacted a woman on a dating website....sJA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: Her profile stated she was 29 ....we texted sent half naked pictures ....just got a call from her "father" stating she was 16JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
My son is living with a women who says she has tape of m
My son is living with a women who says she has tape of him with his hands around her neck. She says if he tries to leave her she will give it to her attorney and he will be put jail. This supposedly happen last November although he doesn't remember it at all. Of course he was drunk so it may have happened. He feels like he is a prisoner now but is scared to think she can have put in jail. Can she do this? No charges were ever filed. Seems like this is extortion to me.Obviously we need your help!My best regards,Kevin Fitzner303-90*****Fitzk********com
Is getting a massage from a stripper in a hotel room
Is getting a massage from a stripper in a hotel room prostitution. No agreement for payment was made prior and no sex acts occurred. Clearly communicated that a "regular massage to relieve stress" was discussed
I chatted with a young man on hot or not age listed as 18.
I chatted with a young man on hot or not age listed as 18. Later after sending pics only to find out he was only 17. Later got a call from someone saying he had slashed his wrist and wants me to send then Reloadit cards each month. They want me to only text the 10 digit number. They refuse to send names or addresses. Does this sound like a scam?
I am an Enrolled Agent and have my own firm. A few monthsView more criminal law questions
I am an Enrolled Agent and have my own firm. A few months ago a business consultant asked me to send out promo for her consulting firm as if it were a service I was delivering. The idea was I would respond to me from the promo and we would make income and split the consulting/service fee. We got no response and it kind of moved onto the back burner. I have for many years dabbled in business consulting. I do have a college degree and training in that area. I would often help people with their businesses so they could afford services in the organization I worked for. The idea of being paid as a business consultant is certainly something I would be interested in and expect to do. My main line has been taxes. I got a potential client referred to me. I talked to this Doctor, and discovered taxes were not a major problem. But he was having business trouble and was paying a consulting firm $2500 per month and was not getting the help he needed. I could have worked out being his business consultant, but it was busy tax time. I called up my friend who has her own small business consulting firm, an S Corp, and discussed the situation with her. She was confident she could help him and offered me 10% as a referral or 30% of the consulting fees if I actually sold the consulting. that would be 30% of $2500 monthly- $750 per month. I called him up, closed him on the monthly service, and collected the first $2500 on a credit card. I forwarded her $1750, less credit card fees, to her. The next month she waived his fee because he had been billed by the original consulting firm. At least she told me she waived his fee. Now she says she has reviewed the cycle and cannot afford to pay me the commission, that it was wrong of her to agree to do so. SHE DOES NOT DENY SHE MADE THE AGREEMENT. She also said she had to hire a partner at $1250 per month to do his Marketing. I pointed out that our agreement, while not in writing, was an ethical and legal contract.; And she agreed to pay me 30% of the fee. She is now saying I got a one-tine $750 dollar payment and she and her marketing director are dong the work. And that that is ALL I get. I realize this could be a problem to prove in court. But that is not the next step. The next step would be to persuade her to not break the law. So, here are my questions. 1) If she agreed to pay me 30% of commissions paid by client who was paying her $2500 per month, and she did not forward it to me, is this a legal violation? Maybe breach of contract? Would this be a felony or misdemeanor? I am not planning legal action against her at this time, nor do I want to report a criminal violation. While our friendship may have gone south due to this cycle, I am not vindictive. To me if she agreed to give me 30% of fees pay, that is a verbal contract, and if she refuses to pay me the percentage, that is a criminal breach of contract. I realize she might deny it or take the 5th, but based upon the data herein, if she does not forward me my commission, would this be a criminal act? Proving it, sueing her, or getting a prosecutor to prosecute are different questions. Is it a criminal act to agree to pay a 30% commission of fees pay and then not pay them?