I recently signed up to recover service from Comcast. The day after making my order I learned from a Comcast fraud representative that someone else in my city had an account with my social security number. The rep gave me the persons name and that was it. Clearly if they did a credit check with my social security number it would have shown this person was clearly not the owner of that number. Now I have to take multiple days off work to rectify this problem that they should have been aware of when the identity theif made this account. This means I am loosing money and taking a hit off attendance at work. I have filed a police report on the theif and plan to press charges. Am I allowed to sue Comast for negligence as well?
This is not a criminal defense question, it is a civil litigation question. Sorry, wrong forum. Criminal defense attorneys deal constantly in defending criminals. I do not see a negligence action against comcast in what you have written here.
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A person can always hire a lawyer and sue anyone for just about anything. You need to put a value on your damages and talk to a civil lawyer.
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I agree that your question is civil in nature, and I also agree that you can sue anyone for anything, it just becomes a question of how much money you want to throw at it. Reality is, you likely don't have a case, but call a civil lawyer to discuss in detail.
Good luck to you.
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