My previous partner bought me iPhone 6s. We broke up and now he wants to get the phone back otherwise the police will be called. what should I do?
A lot of people seem to be suggesting destroying the phone and then giving it back to him. I strongly discourage that. You would be a) acknowledging that he owns it and has a right to it and b) then destroying what you’ve now admitted is his property.I was in a similar situation awhile back. I bought my girlfriend an iPhone and we split the cost of an iPad. When we broke up, I recognized that the iPhone was a gift. I asked her to pay for my half of the iPad (she never did).Bottom line is, unless he can prove that the phone was not a gift and that he was only letting you use it, he’s got a tough road ahead. The police are going to laugh at him. This isn’t criminal; you didn’t steal his property. At best, this is a civil matter and he could take you to small claims court. So he’s either ignorant or bluffing.If he’s bluffing, call his bluff. The police won’t do anything and might tell him to file a claim with small claims court. If that happens, wait for the summons, go to court, and argue that he gave it to you as a gift. You have a pretty good chance of winning that unless he has some kind of evidence that it wasn’t a gift.If he’s ignorant, ignore him. He’ll call the police and they’ll laugh and tell him to work it out.Either way, don’t destroy the phone and don’t give it back to him. He’s going to be hard pressed to prove it wasn’t a gift. Keep the phone and wait for him to actually do something tangible.If you don’t want to wait around, sell the phone and use the money to buy your own phone. He can still take you to court, but you can say you thought it was a gift and you wanted to upgrade.
Do I call their bluff if they are blackmailing me?
O.K. I did something very wrong (and I know that) but now the question is what to do about the current situation. My husband died 2 years ago leaving me with 3 kids and a mortgage at the same time that my company was starting to lay people off left and right. My boss had always been attracted to me, so in a moment of desperation I did the inexcusable, and started an affair with him to preserve my job. I did it for my kids, but that is NOT an excuse (I know I was wrong). I made it through the round of cuts, broke off the relationship at the first good moment, and went on with my life. Apparently one of my coworkers at the time suspected, and, worried SHE was going to get laid off, hired an P.I. who followed us, and took pictures that this coworker has apparently kept ever since. Recently I got a MAJOR promotion....I honestly don't think it had anything to do with the affair (that has been over for so long) but, of course, I have no way of really "knowing." Meanwhile, my co-worker, assumes it was 110% because of the affair. So she came forward and is trying to blackmail us with the pictures. If the pictures came out we would be fired (our company has a STRICT no fraternizing policy, and you add in that it was my boss, and that he is married, etc etc). She wants me to get her a promotion she doesn't deserve in return for her silence. In the meantime, I do think there is a lot of question of rather or not I could be identified in the pictures. She has shown them to me, thinking it would force me, and I am not convinced that anyone could really be that sure it was me. I am ashamed of what I did, and I don't know what to do, but I don't want these mistakes to cost my kids a home and livlihood.....but I also don't want this conniving blackmailer to take someone else's job who might be in the same situation I am....especially in an economic environment where we would all have trouble finding other work. Ideas?
Why is loitering a crime? You’re literally just standing still. Why is that an offense?
Good question.It's one of those laws created to give the police a lot of discretion. In some societies, the government just declares that the police can arrest anyone who "looks like a trouble-maker", etc. We like to think we are above that and have specific, clearly-defined laws, so that you can objectively determine whether what you want to do is legal or not.99% of the time, if you stand on the sidewalk doing nothing and bothering no one -- maybe waiting for a friend to show up to give you a ride, or maybe you're just bored and can't think of anything to do -- the police aren't going to bother you. But suppose the police see you and they recognize that gang tattoo and they know they've arrested you for assault ten times before and they suspect that you are just waiting for some helpless person to come by so you can beat them up and rob them. Often everybody on the street knows you're looking for trouble and you make everyone nervous. But at the moment you're not breaking any "real" laws. That's when the police like laws that everyone breaks all the time, like "loitering", or that are vague so that anyone can be accused of breaking them, like "disturbing the peace". It gives them a charge to arrest you on and get you out of there.The advantage of such vague laws is that it allows the police to use their intuition to protect the community BEFORE a crime is committed. If someone is obviously a thug out looking for trouble, they don't have to wait until he kills someone to arrest him. The catch, of course, is that the police officers' intuition is not infallible. Just because someone is big and muscular and ugly doesn't mean he's a criminal. Maybe he's just standing on the sidewalk thinking about what he wants to include in his doctoral dissertation on nuclear physics. Minorities may find themselves singled out and victimized. Etc.
Is the bluff my call app illegal or can I do anything about it?
I don't believe the app itself is illegal or they wouldn't be able to sell it openly. However, harassing someone is illegal. The legal definition of harassment is the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to force someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect a bill, or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone fearful or anxious. Such activities may be the basis for a lawsuit if due to discrimination based on race or sex, a violation on the statutory limitations on collection agencies, involve revenge by an ex-spouse, or be shown to be a form of blackmail ("I'll stop bothering you, if you'll go to bed with me"). The victim may file a petition for a "stay away" (restraining) order, intended to prevent contact by the offensive party. A systematic pattern of harassment by an employee against another worker may subject the employer to a lawsuit for failure to protect the worker.
My girlfriend threatens to break up with me constantly, what do I do?
Play the same game back and threaten to break up with her. Better yet dump her, no one deserves those type of mind games. Find someone better.
I made an excuse to work about my grandmother dying now i'm in trouble?
The hospital won't give you paperwork for being a family member only the patient. So the idea of her asking for that is ludacris. But if she deciedes to continue to be an ignorant individual tell her your grandma didn't want to fight it, she wanted to stay home surrounded by family and friends so she didnt go to the hospital. Its just one day off. In the united states you can take one day off for personal reasons and your boss would be breaking the law to inquire more about it, now if you misses several days within a short period of time then they may write you up or give you a warning blah blah blah you know the drill. It doesn't sound like your manager was trained well especially in the legal aspects of management. I'd use that to my advantage ;) Hope that helps
Can you get in trouble for making a fake facebook/tumblr account?
my friend and i are 15 and we made a fake tumblr of some girl we're friends with on facebook. we just used her pictures, but used a different name and stuff. we didn't harass anybody on the tumblr account. she later found the account and started posting stuff on facebook telling people to delete it and stuff.... we then got rid of the pictures and deleted the account!!! but then we went back to her facebook and saw her mom comment saying that the ip will be tracked and that they're going to see the principal on monday and that whoever made the fake account will be in a lot of trouble. i'm just really scared.. i was crying and i really didnt mean any harm! she seemed really serious about it too. the girl said this in one of her statuses: " i will find out who you are". btw, she doesnt know that its me and my friend AND she lives in boston, and we live in new jersey..
Is it possible to determine someone's identity through IP or DNS tracking via Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat if a person was using a fake account?
An IP Address can only reveal a location of a computer (or an internet connected device), it won’t give you the identity of the person behind some internet account.For one thing, that person can use any computer anywhere in the world to access his/her account. Or he/she could use a proxy that will route his/her traffic through other IP Address.Finally, to actually do this tracing activity, you really need either some ace hacker or some court letter to subpoena data from the account’s server. Neither of this is easy to do.If you have experienced some type of harassment, the first thing you need to do is try resolve this by reporting it to the social media company.If this doesn’t work, you can go to the police.