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I have been told that I will receive a summons to court for

Hello, I have been told...
Hello, I have been told that I will receive a summons to court for from A debt owed from CROSS COUNTRY (do not know who they are) by a call from AMG of Flourtown PA. What should I do
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?
Customer: PA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Not that I have received just a phone call today, they said i would receive a summons toady with a court date
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I do not know anyone of these entities but AMG said they have my signatuer on file
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Once this is done, one can contact the law firm filing the suit to see whether or not they even have the right person. If they do, perhaps a payment plan can be worked out instead of a judgment.

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