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hello, I know someone who gave away a winnign monopoly piece

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hello, I know someone who gave away a winnign monopoly piece this year of 2008, I wanted to know if she should get a lawyer or get anything back since the person seems to have decieved here or took advantage of her not knowing it was the winning boardwalk piece, or for the one million dollars. I emailed the lady to find this out, and was quite disturbed someone would rip someone off who didn't know better.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
If she gave it as a manual donation, then it is unlikely she will be able to recover it. The only way to succeed is to prove he defrauded her out of the piece in which case it could be theft by fraud.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
she didn't know though that it was the one in a million piece it was a regular boardwalk piece but there's supposed to be only 1 in print each year and she didn't know that, and someone took advtange of that. So why isn't it persueable or possible to. it wasn't an instant win piece, but the giver had no idea it was worth anything, till the rceiever cashed it in.
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
Just because she did not know is not compensible. If the other party deceived her and told her it was not worth anything, then she could have a claim. But the fact she gave it away because she did not realize its value and the other person did but did not tell her, it is her loss and there is no legal basis to reclaim it or any portion thereof.

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