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Can a person use different names to conduct business? We're dealing with someone who is using multiple names on contracts and government forms.

1 Answers. Asked on May 29th, 2016 on Business Law - Florida
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We're dealing with someone who is using multiple names on contracts and government forms. Is that legal? Thanks
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Answered on May 31st, 2016 at 10:02 AM

There is nothing illegal per se about using different names, however it is illegal to use an alias for purposes of defrauding someone.  From what you've described, it seems likely that that is what is going on here.

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