Do debt collectors usually give you your court case number on an automated machine? 9 Answers as of May 01, 2017

I got a call from an automated machine stating that I was being prosecuted and they gave me my court case number. There were two different numbers to call and it was for a company that I never heard of. Not sure what it is for.

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Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Look up the case number on your local court's website. You can check if it's a real case against you. Remember there are two courts which have jurisdiction, the municipal court for claims $15,000 or less and common pleas for larger claims.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 5/1/2017
Eranthe Law Firm
Eranthe Law Firm | Cate Eranthe
They might. I would check with the court in your county and see if there is a case. If you locate a case, take the information to a knowledgeable local attorney and have it reviewed. If there is no case, then ignore the calls. If you do take a call have them mail you proof of the claim. Let an attorney review this information. There are a lot of scams out there and I would not pay any money to a debt collector without proof that they own a valid debt. There could also be defenses that an attorney knowledgeable in debt collections would be aware of. Get some advice.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/25/2017
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
No. Sounds bogus.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 4/25/2017
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Do not believe anything that comes from a company you never heard of over the phone. Most state courts have a web site you can look your name up on to see if there is a lawsuit against you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/25/2017
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
Court paperwork usually comes to you by hand delivery or through the mail. You should check out this information on the court website to be sure, but a lot of debt collectors engage in misleading people in order to scare them into paying a debt.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 4/25/2017
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