Communication tactics

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I was called by a blocked number today. The guy told me he was going to come to my work tomorrow to ” serve ” me. He said he just wanted to give me the heads up. Obviously, this shocked me. I asked him what charges and from whom. He said he could not tell me that, but he could give me the party ‘s number ( XXXX ) and my case number. I immediately called the number he gave me. It was XXXX XXXX XXXX. My ” case manager ” ( XXXX XXXX ) says I owe them {$2900.00} from a XXXX XXXX XXXX loan I got on XXXX/XXXX/12. XXXX said that if I did not resolve this today, I would be served by the guy that originally called me, who would be accompanied by a uniformed officer and that my boss would also have to sign the papers. I asked why they were coming to my work. He told me that they would try my house first, but if they failed to find me there, they would go to my work. I asked when they were planning on doing this. He said between XXXX and XXXX tomorrow. He told me I could face up to 1 year in jail and have to pay an additional {$1000.00} penalty because they are charging me with check fraud under section XXXX of some law. I asked him if I could get a copy of the application from the original debtor and he said no, stating that the application was to be used against me in court. I told him I was going to need to call him back, because I was at work and a bit in shock from what he was saying. He said he would be able to give me until XXXX to call him back, or he would move forward with these charges and he gave me his extension ( XXXX ). After getting off the phone with him, I called XXXX XXXX XXXX to verify this debt. They said they sold my debt to UDH, but UDH is known for allowing other debtors collect on their behalf. She said many times, these are scams and get people to pay way more than what they actually owe. I was on the phone with her for a long time while she tried to find this company and/or anything about XXXX XXXX. The only thing she found said that they had their license revoked a few years ago. She was very sweet and reassured me that I was not going to jail and that she would contact UDH to notify them of this situation. She also gave me UDH ‘s number to follow up with them myself. I called UDH, but they were closed and the voice recording asked me to leave my phone number and my full social security number.. umm, no thanks! I then called XXXX XXXX back at XXXX XXXX XXXX ( at XXXX ). XXXX did n’t answer. I left him 2 voice mails from XXXX to XXXX. NO CALL BACK!! Now, I have to go to work tomorrow in fear that a cop and some guy will show up to serve me, to publicly humiliate me and/or threaten me with more scary tactics like ” jail time ” and ” XXXX in penalties ”.

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