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If I was scammed out of phones and the other person used a…

If I was scammed...

If I was scammed out of phones and the other person used a possible stolen card, would I get in trouble?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California, but the other person is suppose to be in England

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Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

There are four iPhones that were ordered on my Verizon account. I gave permission. Then two Samsung phones were ordered not thru my account via another account but they were shipped to my house with another persons name on the address.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
what's the answer?
You would only be in trouble if you participated knowing the card was stolen or knowing there was a crime being committed. Otherwise, you would lack the requisite intent to be guilty of a crime.
It is possible that you might be liable civilly, if you should have known the card was stolen. Civil liability requires a lower standard of proof.Please remember to leave a favorable rating (click 5 stars in the rating section on this page). It is the only way that I am credited by JustAnswer for answering your question.
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I should file a report?
if you have suspicions that stolen property was delivered tomyou then you should alert law enforcement.
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Even if I don't have some items in my possession?
filing a report, if you suspect you were unwittingly made part of a scam, could help show that you did so unknowingly and help your defense if you were ever to fall under suspicion.
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok thanks. I appreciate the help
You are very welcome. Thank you for using JA.
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