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Question: How can I find out if the call I got is legitimate about being served with a case number listed? Someone called me and told me they will be serving me and I need to call them to get the answer for any questions. I have had calls saying they have a summons for me and they will be by to serve me behind a debt.

Answer: Legitimate process servers are highly unlikely to make such calls. The calls are almost certainly from scammers who try to frighten people into giving account information to transfer funds. You can check if you are really being sued by noting down the case number, looking up / calling the clerk of the circuit court in the county of your residence, and seeing if it corresponds to a case number. It probably won’t. Report scam collection calls to the Attorney General/ Consumer Financial Protection Bureau/ Federal Trade Commission

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