received a letter in the mail from a lawyer stating my neighbor wants to cut part of my tree in my back yard down because it is blocking some of his solar panels, and states my neighbor has tried on numerous occasions to ask me, which is untrue. The letter is very unprofessional and very sloppy written. When I call the lawyers office and give them the file number, they do not have that file number or a case in this situation, so I know my neighbor sent me a fake letter acting like this lawyer is representing him. Also all my neighbor has to do is ask to cut the tree down and he can,
Yes, it is illegal to pretend to be someone else under the circumstances you describe. The law firm should be concerned and take action if they feel it is necessary since they are being impersonated.
You should probably talk it out with your neighbor since you did not rely on the letter to your detriment. If it gets out of hand, then consult a lawyer.
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