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Process server called to tell me he is going to come by



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Sub: Process server called to tell me he is going to come by
Thu, 26/04/2012 12:21

I had a "process server" call me and tell me to be home in 2 hours he is coming by to serve me. He said to have a valid form of id and a witness. Do they really do this? He kept asking me to call this 877 number to resolve this issue so he wouldn't have to come out. Is this a ploy to get me to pay a 3rd party for an old debt?



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Sub: #1 Me tooThu, 04/26/2012 - 12:21



This happened to me today at my job. The number they gave me was 855-290-2390


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Sub: #2 It is pretty unbelievable that this can happen. I actually receThu, 07/14/2011 - 08:07



It is pretty unbelievable that this can happen. I actually received 1 call yesterday, and a 2nd call today from someone who claimed to be a process server and gave me a phone number of 855-666-1469 to call back to try and cancel the delivery of the paperwork he was supposed to be serving to my home or work. Of course I googled the phone# and nothing came up, and both times he called me the phone number came up restricted. At first, I was kind of alarmed to think this could actually happen, but then I sat back and thought about it logically, and realized this was just another scare tactic to try and get me to call back and get some kind of money out of me. What made me come to this conclusion was
1) I have been served before by a legitimate creditor who had made several attempts to notify me by mail, but when I was actually served it was on a random Thursday night with no call ahead warning. Its not the process server's job to warn people, its their job to serve the paperwork and thats it.
2) This guy mentioned that he was the local "courier" in the city I lived in 3 years ago, not the city I live in now, which tells me that they don't even have my updated address. Everyone knows how easily one's personal information is obtained these days. So, if they were legit they'd know where I live now.
3) The guy sounded all nice in the beginning like he was trying to give me a "heads up" that he'd be coming by, but then by the end of the message he says something like, "if you don't call back it doesn't matter to me, I'll get paid anyway." If he was a neutral party as a process server is, he would handle any communication in a neutral fashion.
4) The call I received today was at 7:00am. I am in the pacific time zone, and its illegal to receive calls before 8:00am. So, this leads me to believe that this guy is not even located in my time zone and doesn't think I'm smart enough to realize that if he's calling me at 7am I'm going to think that's odd. So, either he is out of my time zone altogether, or he is just breaking the law.
5) He didn't even mention what company this is for. Any legitimate creditor is going to let you know exactly who they are. For all I know this could be something unrelated to any real debts I have. Who knows?

Bottom line, it sucks to have a debt and not be able to pay it. I went from being very successful and being able to take care of myself and my family very well to being on the unemployment line one day and struggling consistently for 2 or 3 years. It sucks, but it doesn't mean these people have the right to try and scare us and make things more stressful than they already are. Best of luck to everyone who is going through these situations! It will get better :)


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Sub: #3 I am a Process Server -Sat, 07/09/2011 - 02:49



It really is disheartening (first time I've ever used such a word) to see that some ridiculous bill collector that is grasping at straws would stoop to such a level as to pose as a process server. Despite popular belief, Process Servers are completely neutral parties. IF a process server calls you and you answer and agree to a meeting, he/she will not be 2 hours late. They will be on-time and will certainly yes sir/no sir you to near death.
We deal with people cursing us, threatening to burn our houses down, our lives, and our families. We never know if what we are delivering will be the straw that breaks the camels back. will they go through with it? Will they kill me and my family? Will they burn my house down? Will they burn my house down tonight while me and my family are sleeping?
We receive threats almost every day and were threatened by people that have seen us, know our name, company, and the vehicle that we drive.
For a bill collector to pose as ONE OF US while hiding behind a phone is quite sad.


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Sub: #4 to#21 these are for pdl's as that is the case it is not legal,anTue, 04/26/2011 - 10:35



to#21 these are for pdl's as that is the case it is not legal,and please share where you got this info as it's new to me.btw a foreclosure is different.

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Sub: #5 i just had a lady call a co worker of mine and gave her the infoTue, 04/26/2011 - 10:26



i just had a lady call a co worker of mine and gave her the information and gave her a phone number and told my co worker to give me the message that she will be serving me at work in 15 min. this was like 2 hours ago first she claimed she was with nation wide bill services then she was with united check systems, she did call here 4 times today and spoke with co workers. i had my boss call the number back as i am not allowed perosnal calls at work. the man that answered said he did not know why she would give me their number, and that they didnt even know who she was, but in the back ground someone yelled that she was a local process server.


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Sub: #6 In Florida, when they are serving you a Lis Penedens (foreclosurTue, 03/15/2011 - 08:47



In Florida, when they are serving you a Lis Penedens (foreclosure notice) some companies are in fact calling ahead of time. I'm a Realtor and it is legitimate. In regards to other things being served I don't know. However the phone number they left my client she could call back and they said she was being served, but the woman on phone couldn't say what it was. Sounded weird to me to, but they did in fact come out later that day and served her her foreclosure notice.


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Sub: #7 no this is not legal,or legit.again process servers do not call Fri, 03/11/2011 - 14:09



no this is not legal,or legit.again process servers do not call ahead.don't hold your breath waiting for these crumbs to show up,but they will call again as if the other call never happened.first sign of a bottomfeeding scam.

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Sub: #8 have they serve anyone yet. i just got a call from them and saidFri, 03/11/2011 - 13:22



have they serve anyone yet. i just got a call from them and said they would serve me tomorrow at my place of work is it legal?????


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Sub: #9 it is such a scam as process servers do not call ahead.especiallWed, 03/09/2011 - 13:02



it is such a scam as process servers do not call ahead.especially to set up a time.puh-lease.file a police report of your own for this as the cretin broke the law with that call.do that and ignore his sorry a$$.

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Sub: #10 Person called n left a message. Said their name was Mike AndersoWed, 03/09/2011 - 12:59



Person called n left a message. Said their name was Mike Anderson and that they are a process server and wanted to set up a time to deliver a summons and then said they will give me 3 hours before they send a uniformed officer out. Sounds like a scam to me. Can't think of any reason what so ever of why I'd be sued, but even if I was... why would they call first. Dumb!! Plus the call appears to be from California and i'm in the midwest. They called from 760-637-3710 and left a number of 888-310-3751 to call back. I won't be calling back. I'm sure they just want private info.


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