I received a call yesterday and a voicemail that they were a process server and I wasn't home when they came by and they would be back tomorrow and to call a number. I called and the lady stated they will be back to serve me the next day for a judgment and garnishment. They said I could settle for 1200 before being served papers or if I wait till I get served it will be over $3,000 I have to pay off. I asked when this card was from and she said 2009 and closed in 2010. I stated that is past statute of limitations. The lady said no it's 10 years, we are not suing for a collection we are suing you as a judgment. I said I thought a judgment isn't granted until you win in court from suing me for the debt. She said no it's not a collection it's a judgment now and the statute of limitations on judgments are 10 years.
Are they just trying to get me to pay to start over? Is she wrong about suing me for a judgment? That's not granted unless they win suing me correct? If I get served papers, can't I just show up in court and state it's past the statue of limitations.
Sounds like a bottom feeding zombie debt collector. Check your public records for the county you live in online and see if theres such a document to support the garbage they're spewing.
But the SOL is 4 or 5 years I believe. It wouldn't go on SOL for a judgement since one hasn't been issued. Wouldn't it be SOL for collections or credit card debt?
Have you done as Firemedic suggested and contacted the county court to see if a judgment was ever issued against you?
I looked on the states docket search and no judgement against me for this. It shows one from a couple years ago that I settled.
There ya go. I get some that say tell your security and your boss we are coming to serve you papers. I say come on by. Then I'll have you arrested for interfering with patient care. Then they hang up. Block, report as spam.
This is a pure scam, they have nothing to really collect, nor a judgment, its an attempt to scare you into stealing the money from you.
SOL is different in every state and there are different time periods for different types of debt. If you are sued after the SOL passes it is up to you to respond to the suit using SOL as a defense.