Hello to whomever is reading this article I hope u can help me out. I just got a call thats really weird so when I said hello it said if you are "said my name" please press 1. After pressing 1 i was put on hold. Finally a woman answers and says am I speaking to " says my maiden name" I said who is this she said her name and that was it never announced what business she was calling from. And says you are being sued for a unpaid loan from 2011 from another state you can call them to settle out or u can further take this matter to court I was shocked! I never took any kind of loan out. Then she says I will mail u
You the court papers and I should get them in 2 weeks?! Which is odd because since 2011 ive been married shouldnt she have my current last name and she dont know where I live so how is she gonna mail anything she also said I can go to court in the state I live in to take care of this matter. I've tried finding the place that was suing me and they arent even a business. And every time I call that number music plays or rings until it goes to voicemail. What should I do please help me!??
There is no way to confirm this for certain given the information above but I strongly suspect this is a scam. I would not continue to contact them in any way. I would also check your credit report, which would reflect this sort of debt if it were legitimate.
This call could be a scam.
There are several versions of these that I have heard of:
Generally there is a representation that the person calling is an official or owed money and that there is a court case that can be dealt with immediately with a credit card payment. These can be ignored.
If there is another call demand to know the full name of the person; the return telephone number and address; if there is a law suit ; before what court; before what judge; and the name and index number of the law suit.
If they give you that information, you can check with the court.
Whatever you do, do not give money or account information over the phone.
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