I got an automated call from, saying i was a pursuant in a civil case, which a restraining order may be involved, scam?

Asked about 1 year ago - North Hollywood, CA

I have no idea what this is , but got an automated call from NC , saying for me to contact a lawyer with this skid # , in which I must appear . Is this possible someone got my number as part of a scam ?

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  1. James Carl Eschen III

    Contributor Level 16

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    Answered . This definitely sounds fishy. Did they say where the restraining order case was? If so , you might want to call the clerk to check up on it.

    Service by robocall is no good. You must receive a form from the court saying that you are being sued.

  2. Adrienne Patricia Allen

    Contributor Level 15

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    Answered . Very suspicious. You could call the lawyer to inquire but I would nt give them any information about you. I agree that you would have to be personally served with a subpoena to be involved as a witness in an action.

    I am licensed in California only and my answers on Avvo assume California law. The above answer is for general... more
  3. George Ellis Corson IV

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    Answered . If it was an automated call, it is almost certainly a Scam. Any reputable Attorney/Company would send you a letter if you were involved in litigation. If the cannot spend 50 cents for postage, it is not important.

    We offer general concepts, but you should give ALL your facts to a licensed Attorney in your state before you RELY... more

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