Author Topic: Does FDCPA apply to "physical" weekend harrassment from a collector?  (Read 2681 times)

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Clydesmom66

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Leave a little basket outside with a sign that says "put lawsuit papers here."

INCREDIBLY BAD idea considering the suit isn't for the OP.  If that makes the service legal then the relative has to deal with the fall out from the proper service because the OP accepted the summons. 
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INCREDIBLY BAD idea considering the suit isn't for the OP.  If that makes the service legal then the relative has to deal with the fall out from the proper service because the OP accepted the summons.


It was a joke. I doubt they'd do it anyway.
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INCREDIBLY BAD idea considering the suit isn't for the OP.  If that makes the service legal then the relative has to deal with the fall out from the proper service because the OP accepted the summons.

Not if the note is placed on a garbage can. Context means everything.
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What's the difference, anyway? You can be served in most states by having the summons stuck in your back door. If they don't know where to serve the person they are looking for, that doesn't mean their service was perfected, or painless. Most states have laws against this type of activity, although prosecution is rare. You could be considered a consenting party if the sign is worded improperly. I believe most statutes require that they make their delivery in the front door, but I could be wrong.
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I think it's time for the OP to go to the police and file a report on this.

I would have called the police after the first occurrence.

Something seems very fishy about this.
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Leave a little basket outside with a sign that says "put lawsuit papers here."


Works only in states that allow "nail and mail" service.

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Update, the dude never came back. So much for the 72 hour time limit "threat" on the letter.

I'm hoping for an un-eventful weekend, because people randomly knocking on my door is so extremely rare..

I'm looking forward to cinco de Mayo  :drinking:

 

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