Can I be sued for a hospital bill from 2014?
just found out I'm getting evicted from where I live come November 1st. I don't have any money to give these people. And I'd rather not be sued if this is real I just need a little bit of help.
2 attorney answers
Tell this crook to go suck an egg and never take a call from him again – just hang up, or better yet, use an air horn by your phone! :) If he were legit they would contact you by mail, not phone, first, and the six year statute of limitations is already up-
2021 - 6 = 2015.
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This sounds like a scam. The red flags are:
1) false threat to file suit on a debt that may be too old (if you dates are correct);
2) the collector is only making telephone calls (legitimate collectors communicate in writing, not just by telephone);
3) pressure for immediate action;
4) description of serving papers (no legitimate collector does this); and
5) personalizing an institutional creditor (not professional, "really wanted its money").
And remember, just the fact that the caller has information about you (even about a debt for a service that you may recognize), that does not mean that the caller is entitled to collect any money from you. A lot of these scams are run by data thieves that never had any right to collect.
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