Can an identity theft victim who lives overseas bring a civil suit for damages in US court?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

The victim of an identity theft lives overseas while the identity thief now lives in the US. Can the victim be represented by a lawyer in the US to sue for damages against the Identity thief in a civil court?

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  1. Robert Harlan Stempler

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    Answered . Yes, venue may be proper in several places, including where the defendant lives. Jurisdiction is also proper where the defendant lives. Thus, you may file a civil suit against a defendant where they reside. Please check out my legal guide for victims of identity theft, linked below. If this reply has helped you, please indicate that below.

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  2. Stephen Scott Pearcy

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    Answered . Yes, in fact the victim is more likely to succeed on the jurisdiction issue by filing suit where the defendant lives.

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  3. Athina Karamanlis Powers

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    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . Depends . You asked the same question before.

    Attorneys in the U.S are aware of the U.S Visa Lottery Identity Theft scams from certain African Country.

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not... more

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