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I have received a telephone message that I am being served a summons to appear in court in California and I live in Michigan. No information was given as to the type of lawsuit or who is the plantiff. I lived in CA 7 years ago and moved out in 2011. My spouse lives in ca.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

The complaint is supposedly filed in CA. I live in Michigan

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I don't' know, I have not received any summons and have no information as to who is the plantiff or what the complaint is about. Does Ca or MI law take precedence. Should I contact a lawyer here in Michigan?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Can't think of anything

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The call came from National servicing group (###) ###-#### They only state that they have legal papers for me to sign and to contact my lawyer. They reference a case # ***** CRT2712199. No mention is made of who the plantiff is or what the complaint is about. I have not been served a summons but the said the phone call was evidence of attempting service?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
There was no offer to stop the lawsuit if I paid them immediately, but I did not talk to them, they only left voice mails.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Should I call them for more info, or an address to respond to?

This sounds like a scam.

Calling you in NOT evidence of attempting service.

Do not call them back or speak to them. If they reach you do not let them convince you to send money.

In all likelihood this is a scam and you are not being sued.

Also, that case number ***** ***** formatted like a real court case.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
They said the message was regarding the address I lived in in CA, and where my spouse currently lives and wants to discuss the legal resident or property owners regarding a summons to appear in court in my name. I moved from ca in 2011 but still own the property with my spouse. Is there anyway to check the court case number ***** Ca court system. Thanks
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I just don't want to ignore it if it isn't a scam.

They likely have no personal jurisdiction over you in a California court if you are not a resident there any longer.

The fact that they told you that a phone call is proof of service would seem to indicate a scam, but you can call them back and demand written evidence of the obligation, pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Just do not let them convince you to send money now. No matter what they say or threaten, do not send them money or sign anything they send you.

Remember that for the majority of legal claims, the statute of limitations would have expired.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
OK, thanks, I will sign off for now.

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