Debt Collector Impersonating Sheriff

by susan
(everette wa)

I sent in admissions for documents,discovery and have not heard back from this firm.I have answered all their questions and denied everything. Was summons and responded that they are using a c.c. name to sue me when in fact the law firm is third party.I have checked everything and there is no way they have any documentation.

Also this law firm i found on my credit report and my husbands credit report.They have told us if we don't pay them they will but a lien on our house and take our wages. Also they said we had a really nice house and can afford to pay them.

The man who summoned me came to my house 4 times and i was not home,my children are not allowed to answer the door when I'm not at home. The only reason they did is because he was holding a badge in his hand and pounding on the door frantically. He never actually showed them the badge and kept it covered and handed them the summons.

Well my son said it was the same man that keeps taking pictures of our house. My children are 10 and 11 and im pissed off that they would pretend to be a officer when in the State of WA. a sheriff must have a signature on the summons and there was not.

Now what? i want to sue them for fraud!

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Apr 13, 2011
Extreme Debt Collection Practices


Why aren't you working with an attorney? Many consumer law attorneys will take a good debt collection case without any cost to you. That's because if the debt collector breaks the law, it will be required to pay your attorney's fees (plus damages to you.) If the collector did in fact impersonate a sheriff, or threaten you, then you may have a good case against the collection agency.

Susan, there is a strong federal law that protects consumers against unfair debt collection practices, and you may have state law on your side as well. You don't have to stand for abusive debt collection practices.

Find out how to get free legal advice about debt collection here.

It would also be a good idea for you to read our ebook, or at least read the first chapter of Debt Collection Answers online for free so you have an overview of what the collection agency can and cannot do.

Nov 03, 2011
by: Anonymous

WA state resident here, and I can say, from research on my dad's case, state law is on your side.

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