Re: Turning brother in for CC fraud
09-20-2012 09:09 AM
Do NOT make assumptions about the legal system when it comes to another persons dealings with an issue like this that has absolutely no bearing on you whatsoever. You do not have the slightest clue as to what the legal system would do, that is obvious. Do NOT give the OP the idea that the court system will slap their brother on the wrist and everything will smooth out for both. It WILL NOT HAPPEN that way.
Those handing out the "hang em high" advice are NOT in this persons shoes, do not know how it will affect them and are not psychologist, legal professionals or involved in any way. Telling someone to do what THEY would do (possibly) if in such a situation, on a forum, over the internet, in simple text, is very self important as you are not involved, connected, related, or even correct. The only person that can make this call is the OP, and not on the "Oh I'd do this because everyone needs tough love blah blah", but on information as to facts of the situation. Which are what I put in my post. I would never tell a total stranger they should take such an action, I would only tell them WHAT I KNOW could be the out comes and that it was their decision to make and what I'd take into consideration first.
Think about that before telling someone you've never met how they should handle such a matter as though you're giving out simple credit score advice.
Not only is there "thou shalt not steal" there also is "Thou shalt not judge", try to remember you have to take all those statements into account and not just pick your favorites (very few people are able to remember that).
[EDIT]: Until it's you, sit down and shut up. Now how's THAT tough love for ya?
This person is clearly asking for advice, and did not say that they only want it from people who have experienced this. If they did not want people's opinions, they would have just asked what happens when someone uses someone elses identity. Have you been in this situation before? If not why are you responding to the post?