Thank you for replying promptly to my enquiry. The paperwork presented us by the Debt Collector has "integrated recovery services" template on the letter head, so it would probably be safe to assume that it wasn't a court summons. To this day they have made several attempts to request payment from us, we haven't received any paperwork from them outlining and/or explaining what we're meant to be paying for (we understand it was a house fire). This situation has been made some what complicated because according to the paperwork Harcourts - Daisy Hill have filed this claim against us, we're currently renting a property from them, they are who helped get us into the house we're in at the moment, we can't understand why they didn't just come to us and let us know that this is their intention. Instead we're having to deal with a debt collector who wouldn't give us paperwork to keep (so resorted to taking snap-shot copies).
Should I request a copy of the paperwork from him so that we can defend a claim that we're not sure about what we're defending. In his paperwork he states that our 2 year son was playing with a box of matches which ignited the fire within the residence.
Yet contradictory to his statement, the fire report that he has obtained states none of the above.
There is also a 'DEBT AMOUNT' stated in the paperwork for the amount of $0:00, when we bought this to the debt collectors attention, he promptly expressed that he was unable to leave this copy with us and that he'd have to take it with him, so my husband quickly took pics of everything, including circling the $0:00 amount.
My apologies if im rambling on about every thing and nothing, but if I could received some direction as to what I should do, it'll be much appreciated.