Someone tried to serve my roommate papers for me and when I was not home left them on my door, after looking over the papers the
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In Washington Plaintiff's can do "hip pocket" service ... you can be served with the lawsuit although it has not been filed with the court. This can only be done in Superior Court matters (not District Court). Anything from the District Court should have a file number on it.
"Service" is not like on TV ... you don't have to touch the papers. Serving your roommate would be valid service (assuming they are of "responsible" age). You may not have been legally served ... but don't ignore this simply because you think service is improper.
If a creditor is trying to get you to pay by claiming a lawsuit that does not actually exist you probably have a claim under the FDCPA. Consult with an attorney. Good luck.
Check the court records for cases under your name
There's no way to tell from your description if the papers are real or fake. Make an appointment with a local attorney for a consultation before deciding on your next step.
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