A friend has been charged with 10 counts of second degree felony sexual exploitation of a minor. I'm shocked, confused, and pretty grossed out - but I've heard there's a lot of gray area when it comes to sex offense charges (i.e., the friend who told me that his neighbor across the street became a registered sex offender after getting caught peeing in public one time, etc.). Can anyone offer some insight into what these charges could mean? [more inside]
I traded in my iPad to Best Buy and completely forgot to cancel the wireless recurring charges before I handed it over. How can I cancel my recurring charge on my iPad 3G account...without the iPad? [more inside]
I'm trying to get to the bottom of something that happened over the weekend -- to nutshell, was cuffed and placed in a holding cell and charged with an OWI. Never been in trouble before. Looking for a lawyer, but seem to either be told that they have fees that I could never afford to pay, or that they can get me into a diversion program which I'm pretty sure is offered to first time offenders anyway. Help? Details behind cut. [more inside]
Two plainclothes detectives showed up tonight at our door. They claimed that a lewd picture had been sent from one of our cellphones to another person. We truthfully told them we knew nothing about it. They asked very few questions, mostly to confirm our identity, said "no one's in trouble but no-one should be sending stuff like this" and left. What should we do/expect now? Details inside. (Ontario, CA) [more inside]
Workers at this one convenience store always charge slightly more than the stated price. What is the scam here? [more inside]
My credit card statement shows two charges made online to Microsoft Store. The charges were reversed (credited back) two days later. The net effect on the credit card balance is zero, but I'm freaking out about it anyway. The Microsoft Store people were able to tell me that it was for a download version of Office and the email address used was firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't recognize this email address. Can anyone venture a guess what's going on? There have been no other fraudulent charges on the credit card in years. And I find the fact that the charges were reversed, apparently by the person who made the charges initially, creepy beyond belief. The credit card was Discover and the charges were made on Thanksgiving Day, if it matters.
About six weeks ago I went to a podiatrist for heel pain and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I was given instructions for treatment along with a night splint that I've been wearing every night. Today, I received a bill from the podiatrist's office for the splint: Blue Cross has paid $80 of the $280 (!) charge, and the podiatrist's office is now putting me on the hook for the $200 balance. What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this charge? [more inside]
TrialFilter: Can someone explain the charges that Khodorkovsky was convicted on?
I was assaulted five years ago. I was a senior in high school. I "forgot" about it until recently, and now I can't stop thinking about it. What should I do now? [more inside]
Can I reclaim my £400 Blackberry data charges from Orange? [more inside]
Is it legal to levy class materials charges in scotland ? [more inside]
I currently have Comcast High Speed internet. I have two additional IP addresses assigned to my account, which they charge me monthly for. Is this necessary, i.e., if I had the that option taken off my bill would only one of my home computers be able to connect to the internet, vs the four that currently do with the Comcast option for only two additional licenses (which means only three total should be able to connect)? If it matters, the cable modem is connected to a wireless router (Apple Express) and all the home computers are Macintoshes.
Heraldry buffs, can you help? I've been googling and flicking through ordinaries to no avail because I don't even know the name for this strange medieval symbol to begin with [more inside]
Disputing a locksmith's exorbitant fees? [more inside]
Help me with a site or source for finding out if charges were filed against a driver involved in an accident in Weld County, Colorado. Colorado State Police is the investigating agency, from what I can determine.
How much should a jewelry designer charge for a product that they are designing? [more inside]
The YMCA is charging me for the next month even though I've already canceled my membership and turned in my card. Am I out of line in thinking this is out of line? [more inside]
Hypotheticalcriminalfilter: if someone was allegedly caught committing fraud against another person (specifics to follow) what would the exact legal charges be (felony fraud/misdemeanor fraud, etc.) and what would the likely sentence be if that person had charges filed against them and was found or pled guilty? [more inside]
I am soon opening a store selling backyard items, and wonder what would be best to do for shipping charges. Should I incorporate the shipping into the item price, or not? [more inside]
Transferring money from a US bank account to a german one? [more inside]
A month ago I went to the hospital ER (tiny city) as it was Saturday and I had some weird chest pain. Basically the doctor asked a few questions, an EKG, blood test, and chest X-ray was done, and I was out in 45 minutes after observation. The damage: $475 for the doctor, $95 for the blood test, and $1800 for the hospital (unspecified). No insurance. I'm glad to pay for my care, but this is ridiculous. Any good tips for bargaining this down? Obviously I am in the U.S.
I had to cut up my credit card today because I definitely was not the person who charged sixty bucks for gas in Israel. What should be I be doing now to ensure that there are no other negative repercussions, in regards to identity theft and anything else that I may be overlooking. (MI) [more inside]
Credit card fraud.... [more inside]
Why do US mobile phone companies get away with charging for incoming calls and SMS/MMS? What can customers do about it?