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Jefferson & Davenport lawyers Complaint - Calling me regarding a loan and I better pay my bill or go to prison

Review by gracie blu on 2010-04-07
Wanting to know if anyone is receiving calls from a Jefferson & Davenport
Attorneys, saying you owe money to someone and if you do not pay they tell you that unless you pay you will go to prison, called and told me three different amounts I owe this company, when I called the company they never heard of me.
This outfit is an offshore scam, do not send them any money.
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-04-08
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-07:
Sounds like a scam, and BTW, "lawyers" can't put a person in prison, only the courts can do that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-07:
Too funny, although it really isn't. But I get the same calls from various companies. They use scare tactics like, "You have 1-hr to come up with the $750.00 or we'll have a sherriff's officer dispatched in your county and come to your work and arrest you. C'mon, now? Really? Really? It sounds scary and intimidating, but really? C'mon? Do you honestly believe that any collection agency has the authority or power to legally call and have you arrested? LMAO! You have to be taken to court, a judge hears your case, and if you're found that you owe, then you owe them money. In a CIVIL court, not a CRIMINAL court. If you still don't pay, you don't go to jail, it goes on your credit report. What's sad, is the thousands of innocent people that get harassed into believing them, and they unwillingly hand over valuable information such as debit card/credit card #'s, bank account #'s, etc...please don't be scammed. You cannot and will not go to jail.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-04-07:
i'd say ask them where they took the bar exam and let them know you'll be checking out the details on it >:)

also contact the FTC
Posted by goduke on 2010-04-07:
Debtor's prison went out around the time Charles Dickens died.

And notify your state's attorney general's office.
Posted by goduke on 2010-04-07:
They probably studied law at UNC.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-04-07:
I work for a law firm that collects taxes and other govt liability. I send the sheriff out to see folks quite often. However, it is not to be arrested, but to serve papers, handle asset seizures, etc.

Posted by Starlord on 2010-04-08:
I did three tours of 6 months each in the Civil Division or our sheriff's dept in Arizona, and Raven is absdolutely correct. We served civil process, did asset searches, seized property that taxes were due on, and in a very few cases, made civil arrests, mainly in child support cases. The comment about debtor's prisons was right on, outlawed so long ago, the concept even sounds foreign.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-04-08:
I think maybe some folks still talk about debtor prison because you can still go to jail for tax evasion. Folks dont understand the two concepts are quite different.

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