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I am being told that I will be served papers at my place of employment. Can they really do that? Is it legal to serve me papers at work?




DOLLARSandSINCE


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Sub: #1 I think you can be served anywhere but I would like to see some
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 06:34

I think you can be served anywhere but I would like to see some other responses to back me up or disagree.




ladybug

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Sub: #2 Yes you can be served at work. I worked with a girl that was se
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 06:49

Yes you can be served at work. I worked with a girl that was served papers at work by a constable :oops: .

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Sub: #3 Please correct me if I am wrong, but since when do they tell you
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 06:51

Please correct me if I am wrong, but since when do they tell you that you are going to be served? Sounds fishy to me. Who is doing the serving?

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goldenbast


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Sub: #4 Might be yet another strong-arm tactic to scare you into paying.
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 07:01

Might be yet another strong-arm tactic to scare you into paying. Call the courts and see if papers have really been filed. If not, then you may have them on a violation.




SUEBEEHONEY70

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Sub: #5 If this is from an internet payday lender, I would ignore the th
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 07:01

If this is from an internet payday lender, I would ignore the threat. If it's from a legal storefront lender, operating under the laws of your state, you need to be cautions - they can and will serve you at work. It's completely legal for them to do so.

I work at a company of over 500 employees - it's a normal occurrence to have a deputy show up to serve papers to an employee.

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Punkteri
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Sub: #6 It is odd that they told you they would be serving you papers. T
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 07:17

It is odd that they told you they would be serving you papers. They usually like to catch people off guard. But if they are a legit company, it is legal.




2nband

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Sub: #7 Yes, papers can be served to you at work, but something tells me
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 07:46

Yes, papers can be served to you at work, but something tells me this is just a scare tatic to try to get you to pay more money. I have never heard of anyone being notified that they were going to be served and where they were going to be served. Doesn't sound koshier to me either.




SUEBEEHONEY70

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Sub: #8 I think your best bet in this situation is to find out if this c
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 08:01

I think your best bet in this situation is to find out if this company is operating legally in your state. If they are not, then chances are good that they won't even try to serve you papers.

I once had a legal, storefront lender say they would serve me papers at my place of employment (I was in a payment arrangement with them at the time - the manager of the PDL was a nutcase!) - and I know they have done it to others in the past.

Bottom line is that it CAN happen - but you need to take the initiative to find out if they are operating legally to put your own mind at ease as to whether this is an empty threat or a real possibility. And if it's a real threat, then you need to try to make payment arrangements to avoid embarrassment at work.

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cajunbulldog

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Sub: #9 Just remember if this is a third party collector and you are not
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 08:29

Just remember if this is a third party collector and you are not served,it is a violation of fdcpa for threating an action that can't or won't be legally taken.

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jcrab1
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Sub: #10 What is the difference with a third party collector?
Wed, 09/12/2007 - 08:58

What is the difference with a third party collector?




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