Received what could be some sort of marketing email saying "public records indicate that you are accused of crime) is this true?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Leandro, CA

i received 2 mails from 2 diff law offices the other one doesnt say they know for sure

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  1. Seth Andrew Weinstein

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    Answered . Probably not because how could they have your email address? The police don't ask you when you are booked into jail.

    Seth Weinstein, Esq.
    Practicing throughout Southern California
    (310) 707-7131
    www.sethweinsteinlaw.com

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  2. Christine C McCall

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    Answered . Many attorneys, law firms, and commercial entities purchase mailing lists compiled from public records which list the names and addresses of persons who were recently charged in criminal court, or who recently were convicted. It's a marketing technique that also widely uses public indices of foreclosures and bankruptcies.

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  3. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst

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    Answered . You are saying these purported to come from law firms? That's troubling if it's false. You can check whether the people who claim to be a law firm by googling them. If individual lawyers have put their names to it, you can check to see if they're actual lawyers in CA by checking:

    www.calbar.ca.gov

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