Phone number (310) 300-0101
This number has been calling me every few days for the couple weeks. Today, for some reason, I actually answered.
The woman said she was trying to verify that I would be “here” to get served by a sheriff. And that the sherif would only try two times to serve me after which… don’t remember… something about a warrant.
She said that she was merely a legal document processor and knows nothing about my case, but it has been “red flagged” and she only deals with red flagged cases.
She said she could give me a number to call and a case number but that’s the information she has. When I asked her, she said she worked for Fidelity Express.
The number she gave me to call is 1-849-292-8022… Unless I copied it down wrong, that’s a Dominican Republic Area Code.
I asked a lawyer I know about this and he said:
Sounds like a scam. I get repeat calls all the time from Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Detroit, NY, Miami, you name it. I rarely answer them. So in the future never identify yourself to strangers on the phone. Never give a stranger information over the phone. If I do answer and realize it’s not a call I want to take I just say, “Can I take a message?” I won’t even verify if they have the correct number.
If there is any validity to the call avoid being served. So if a “sheriff” or process server comes to your door, don’t answer the door. As far as I know a sheriff can only serve papers from a court w/in that sheriff’s county. So the [some] County sheriff’s office can’t serve papers for a court in [somewhere else] for instance or even [nearby county].
I bet if you call that number they will tell you to send money to X to pay the “fine” or whatever. I would not suggest you make that call number because then you are rated higher as a candidate for scamming another time. If you get served for a case in another country you can ignore it. If you get served for a case in another state let’s talk. You would have to file a demurrer to personal jurisdiction. I think I have a copy of one somewhere.
I decided to call the number I was called from, 310-300-0101 and I got a phone service recording saying “this is not a valid phone number”